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Million Dollar Hoods: Mapping the Fiscal and Human Cost of Mass Incarceration in Los Angeles

February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Million Dollar Hoods: Mapping the Fiscal and Human Cost of Mass Incarceration in Los Angeles

Kelly Lytle Hernandez, UCLA – Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture

Dr. Lytle Hernandez’s talk will be followed by a reception in the same building, which all attendees will be invited to join.

 

 

 

 

 

The Million Dollar Hoods (MDH) research team maps and monitors how much local authorities spend on locking up residents in L.A.’s Million Dollar Hoods. Led by Black and Brown women and driven by formerly-incarcerated persons as well as residents of Million Dollar Hoods, the MDH team also provides the only full and public account of the leading causes of arrest in Los Angeles, revealing that drug possession and DUIs are the top booking charges in L.A.’s Million Dollar Hoods. Collectively, this data counters the popular misunderstanding that incarceration advances public safety by removing violent and serious offenders from the streets. In fact, local authorities are investing millions in locking up the County’s most economically vulnerable, geographically isolated, and racially marginalized populations for drug and alcohol-related crimes. This talk provides an introduction to the Million Dollar Hoods project, method, and impact.

Sponsored by Afro-American Studies, Center for Humanities, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, Department of History, Geography Department, Havens Center, Holtz Center, LACIS, Morgridge Center, and UW–Cartography Lab.

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Website:
https://geography.wisc.edu/cartography/education/DC2019.html

Organizer

UW Cartography Lab
Email:
mkelly22@wisc.edu