Rethinking Correctional Facility Design

Posted by Mark R. Van Allen, AIA, LEED AP on 3/28/16 11:16 AM

The shift in focus to rehabilitation rather than warehousing prisoners sparks changes in facilities. 

In Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman's character finally gets out after 30 years in prison and finds a job stocking shelves at the local grocery store. In a poignant scene, when the store manager tells him he doesn't need permission to go to the restroom, Freeman's character replies, "I almost can't go unless somebody tells me it's okay to take a piss." 

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Topics: Criminal Justice, Rehabilitation, Direct Supervision, Justice Architecture, Reduction of Recidivism, Recidivism, Juvenile Justice

How Collaboration and Creative Approach Delivered a Jail for Half the Average Cost

Posted by William Golson on 9/18/15 8:00 AM

The following blog post was originally published in the July/August issue of American Jails, the editorial magazine of the American Jail Association. The article expounds on the 2012 initiative to build a new jail for under $16 million. To help them tackle the challenge, the county engaged the team of J.E.Dunn, Hussey Gay Bell, and Rosser International, Inc. to join the jail planning team of county administrators and the Sheriff's Office.

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Topics: Criminal Justice, Architecture, Creativity, Reuse, Adaptive Reuse, Budget, Collaboration


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