Rikers Island prisoners: 66% waiting for trial; 90% are Black or Hispanic; 92% have no high school diploma; 75% go back to the island within a year; 30% are homeless; 26% have mental disorder; 10% of men, and 20% of woman are HIV positive; 25% could be released if they could afford a 500$ bail. Architect Léopold Banchini confronts a photographic illustration of the prison island with a series of statistic representations. The idea is to point at the difficulty to embrace the whole problematic of incarceration in the USA through quantitative statistical tools. Architect Léopold Banchini confronts a photographic illustration of the prison island with a series of statistic representations. The idea is to point at the difficulty to embrace the whole problematic of incarceration in the USA through quantitative statistical tools.

Rikers Island 13.12.2008
Leopold Banchini | 41 p. | 204 x 289 mm
Photocopies, First Edition | ISBN 978-2-940409-12-9
Out of Print