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NCJ Number: 99471 Find in a Library
Title: Architecture for Justice - Proceedings of a Conference Held July 1-2, 1985, Washington, D C
Corporate Author: American Institute of Architects
Cmtte on Architecture for Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC 20006
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report on the meeting of the Committee on Architecture for Justice of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consists of reports received, actions taken, and assignments made.
Abstract: After presenting reports by the committee's chairman, steering group, and staff, reports on liaison work with various organizations are presented. The organizations involved include the American Correctional Association, the AIA Research Council, the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Subcommittee reports include a statement on an adopted committee resolution pertaining to Attorney General Meese's statement on the cost advantages of using modular construction for prison facilities. Other subcommittee reports encompass committee-sponsored conferences and exhibitions for 1985 and 1986 as well as activities pertaining to State and local issues, codes and standards, research, the courts, the design resource file, and a miniworkshop. The appendixes contain papers reviewed by the committee as well as the resolution on Attorney General Meese's statement. The papers include an ASTM report on swinging door assemblies and a draft report on the use of modular construction and prototype design for prisons. Questions and answers on standards and accreditation in corrections are presented, along with a paper on color and its effect on behavior modification in correctional facilities. The appendixes also summarize security roundtable discussions.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Corrections standards; Prison construction; Workshops and seminars
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