More Than Just Bed Counts

Posted by Mark R. Van Allen, AIA, LEED AP on 2/17/15 8:00 AM

socially conscious building design at dearborn county jail

Correctional design is not just about bed counts, square footage requirements, and staff to inmate ratios. Design affects all of the operations therein; from medical and mental health care, to educational programs, and the safety and security of the inmates and staff. If these operations and the needs of the inmate are central to the design process, the likelihood of  recidivism is reduced.

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Topics: Rehabilitation, Justice Architecture, Recidivism, Architecture, Design

     

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