Where Should All the Convicts Go?

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Dylan Jones


A tool for the British government to use in the deportation of prisoners. Using prison population data against world population, we can see the consequences of sending different sections of our convicts to small Islands, or indeed to large countries.

Ideas for taking this project forward

I would like to add air and ferry price information on, allowing the government to see how much this operation would cost.

Estimated costs for taking this project forward

I imagine any costs would come to under £1

About the data used for this project

I used prison population data available from data.gov.uk and country population from the UN's data website. The prison population data was in excel format which was OK. They had set out a good layout which was consistent through each document I exported the data from.

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Created at

National Hack the Government Day 2011

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