Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Graduation season is approaching, which means a lot of young people will be receiving copies of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! While flying to Terre Haute earlier this week, I starting thinking about the prisons and jails to which I’ve gone over the years and decided to make a list—list making being fundamental to the Internet. Below is an admittedly incomplete rundown. Suffice it to say that neither when graduating high school or college did the idea of frequent trips to prisons and jails cross my mind. And, it was not until years later, upon discovering that my birth mother read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters & Papers from Prison throughout her pregnancy, that a career of working for and on behalf of the accused and prisoners began to seem more than mere happenstance.

• Alexandria Detention Center (VA)

• Albany County Correctional Facility (NY)

• Allenwood FCI (PA)

• Arlington County Detention Facility (VA)

• Atlanta USP (GA)

• Bridgeport Correctional Center (CT)

• Brooklyn MDC (NY)

• Charleston County Detention Center (SC)

• Cheshire Correctional Institution (CT)

• Corrigan Correctional Institution (CT)

• Cumberland FCI and FPC (MD)

• D.C. Jail (Washington, D.C.)

• Dade County Jail (FL)

• Danbury FCI and FPC (CT)

• Devens FMC (MA)

• Dick-Conner Correctional Facility (OK)

• Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center (RI)

• Enfield Correctional Institution (CI)

• Fairton FCI (NJ)

• Fort Dix FCI and FPC (NJ)

• Garner Correctional Institution (CT)

• Hampden County Jail (NY)

• Hartford Correctional Center (CT)

• Hazelton SFF (WV)

• Jessup Correctional Institution (MD)

• Lewisburg USP (PA)

• Loretto FCI (PA)

• Lorton Reformatory (VA)

• MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution (CI)

• Manson Youth Institution (CT)

• Maryland Correctional Institution for Women

• Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown

• Miami MDC (FL)

• Montgomery County Detention Center (MD)

• New Haven Correctional Center (CT)

• New York MCC (NY)

• Northern Correctional Institution (CT)

• Osborn Correctional Institution (CT)

• Otisville FCI and FPC (NY)

• Patuxent Institution (MD)

• Petersburg FCI (VA)

• Philadelphia FDC (PA)

• Prince William County Detention Center (VA)

• Radgowski Correctional Institution (CT)

• Ray Brook FCI (NY)

• Riker’s Island (NY)

• Terre Haute FCI-CMU (IN)

• Westchester County Department of Correction (NY)

• York Correctional Institution (CT)

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