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NCJ Number: 157264 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Architecture
Author(s): E Ishteeaque
Corporate Author: Arab Security Studies and Training Ctr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 117
Sponsoring Agency: Arab Security Studies and Training Ctr
Riyad, Saudi Arab
Sale Source: Arab Security Studies and Training Ctr
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: Saudi Arabia
Annotation: This booklet on correctional architecture focuses on design guidelines, inmate housing, security, and rehabilitative specifications for prisons.
Abstract: The first section reviews the historical context of prisons and their design, beginning with prisons in Plato's ancient Greece, through medieval prisons, to contemporary prisons. The emphasis is on design style and types and how facility design reflects philosophies in correctional movements. A section on contemporary prisons addresses types of facilities (lock-ups, jails, correctional institutions, and community correctional centers), and analysis of basic plan types and forms. In another section, planning design guidelines focus on site selection; facility capacity; staff housing; site organization; furnishings; physical image; security standards for maximum, medium, and minimum grades; specifications for security; and compound security needs. Inmate housing is discussed in one section, with attention to interior cells (maximum security), exterior cells (medium security), inmate rooms, dormitories, space requirements, special housing, management needs, and area survey of inmate rooms from selected prisons. The concluding section considers visiting and its types; subjects covered are conjugal visiting, correctional programs, education of inmates, vocational training, recreation for inmates, and staff training program. Appended design illustrations of selected facilities from various countries, a 14-item bibliography, and 8 references
Main Term(s): Correctional Facility interior design
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Foreign correctional facilities; Inmate visits; Prison construction; Prison location
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