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


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