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Title: RESEARCH PRIORITIES IN CORRECTIONAL ARCHITECTURE, PART 1 - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): R SOMMER
Corporate Author: Farallones Institute
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 70
Sponsoring Agency: Farallones Institute

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A NUMBER OF CORRECTIONAL ARCHITECTURE INFORMATION DISSEMINATION AND PROGRAM ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROJECTS ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED.
Abstract: IN ORDER TO FREE CORRECTIONAL ARCHITECTS FROM THE BURDEN OF 'RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL' EACH TIME THEY DESIGN PRISONS OR PARTS OF PRISONS, IT IS PROPOSED THAT SEVERAL INFORMATION DISSEMINATION PROJECTS BE UNDERTAKEN TO PRESERVE AND ADVANCE THE STATE OF THE ART. THESE PROJECTS INCLUDE AN INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE, A MONOGRAPH SERIES ON CHANGE PROGRAMS, PRISON IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, RESEARCH CORRECTIONAL FACILITES, AND CONSUMER TESTING (WITH THE HELP OF INMATES). STUDIES ARE SUGGESTED WHICH WILL PROVIDE USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF CORRECTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND HOW THESE ENVIRONMENTS CAN BE IMPROVED. THEY INVOLVE TOPICS SUCH AS THE PATHOLOGY OF CROWDING, SPACE STANDARDS, MAIL POLICIES, CONJUGAL VISITS, TELEVISION USE IN PRISON, AND TWELVE OTHERS. SEE ALSO NCJ-31712.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Environmental design; Facilities; Information dissemination; Inmate Programs; Research
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