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NCJ Number
F D Moyer, E E Flynn
Date Published
57 pages
These six papers examine policy trends and current concepts in prison architecture and interior design, with recognition of the increasing trend toward community-based prisons. The papers also analyze the need to improve coordination of the criminal justice system and to address the social conditions that lead to crime.
A discussion of the design of Federal correctional institutions notes that they will increasingly be community based, be smaller and more open in design than those currently in use, and have exteriors that blend with the character of the community. Other papers note the shift from authoritarian structures toward humanized, campus-like layouts. These contemporary layouts contain cell blocks redesigned for both livability and control, and consider human factors in the design of correctional facilities. An additional paper describes the nature and use of the guidelines developed by the University of Illinois Department of Architecture, under contract to LEAA, for use by correctional administrators and architects. Also included are photographs, figures, diagrams showing floor plans and design features, and a description of the functions of the National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Planning and Architecture