COVID Prison Project is proud to partner with the COVID-19 and Cages Mapping Project!

How State Prisons responded to the first wave of COVID in the US

COVID19-Related State Prison Incarceration Reprieves in Pennsylvania by Committing County

The COVID-19 and Cages Mapping Project is lead by Celeste Winston, PhD, Temple University, Department of Geography and Urban Studies and Olivia Ildefonso, PhD Candidate, The City University of New York Graduate Center, GIS/Mapping Working Group.

Dr. Celeste Winston is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. Dr. Winston’s research focuses on the social and environmental impacts of prisons and policing, and everyday Black placemaking beyond policing. She is a justice-centered social scientist and critical cartographer who aims to generate evidence of and for more livable and equitable geographies.

Olivia Ildefonso is a Ph.D. candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Human Geography at CUNY Graduate Center. She studies school segregation and local control. She currently holds a Graduate Center Digital Fellowship and teaches GIS and mapping. Olivia is also an anti-racist activist. She currently serves on the board of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth and is a member of The Red Nation.

Learn about the rest of our team!