New Jersey and You: Incarcerated Together
June 30, 2008
The ever-interesting Web site Strange Maps has unearthed this bizarrely cheerful tourism map of New Jersey from the 1950s that spotlights all of the state’s prisons, workhouses and juvenile detention centers. If Pennsylvania can say “You’ve got a friend in Pennsylvania,” maybe the Garden State slogan could be “You’ve got a cellmate in New Jersey”? Anybody wanna go for a picnic at Rahway — whoops, East Jersey Correctional? A more sinister note is the way each pen carries a description of the work to be done by its inmates. An inducement for new businesses, perhaps?