Prison Architecture

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Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Architecture - 162 pages
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Current and future prison designs are examined in this book, within the government's prison building programme, and the confines of current penal philosophies and legislation. America has led the way in prison design, with two main types of architecture predominating: radial layouts (outside cells with windows) and linear blocks (inside cells with grilles). Now, 'new' generation prisons (central association surrounded by small groups of cells) look set to become the fashion. But are they a better answer, and should they be copied worldwide before we know?



Architects and administrators show in this book the designs of these 'new generation' prisons and assess their impact. Most countries in central Europe also have a rising crime rate and a demand for new prisons. Contributions from significant architects from the UK, Europe and America comment on these issues.

Other topics within the book are: setting current prison architecture and design against an historical setting; looking at penal ideas and prison architecture and design in the post-war period; the psychological effects of the prison environment; the influence of technology and design on security management; and how prison architecture and design can be more flexible and innovative.
 

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Contents

1 The architectural realization of penal ideas
1
2 English prison design
16
3 Psychological effects of the prison environment
31
4 Design and the likelihood of prison assaults
49
5 Architects and the prison experience
55
6 Does design matter?
61
7 Prison policy construction and design
68
8 Building for growth
73
supermax the bad and the mad
98
France
109
The Netherlands
118
14 Publicprivate partnerships
123
15 Providing the complete prison package
130
16 What needs to be done?
143
17 Prison architecture and the politics of reform
150
Index
159

the experience of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
85
cost quality and community in correctional design
89

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