Carceral geography has emerged as a vibrant and important subdiscipline of human geography. Although the geographical study of the prison and other confined or closed spaces is relatively new, carceral geography has already established dialogue with cognate disciplines of criminology and prison sociology, and now speaks directly to issues of contemporary import such as hyperincarceration and the advance of the punitive state. Using the carceral as a lens through which to view concepts with wider currency within contemporary and critical human geography, such as mobility, liminality and embodiment, carceral geography addresses a diverse audience, with geographical approaches to carceral space being taken up by and developed further both within human geography, and in criminology and prison sociology (e.g. Crewe et al., 2014).