Research summary: Three Generations of Evaluation and Design of Correctional Facilities

Dec 31, 2012

The goal of this article was to describe and evaluate how direct supervision evolved over three generations of corrections facilities and to demonstrate the enabling role of post-occupancy evaluations (POE) in the evolution of jail design.

This research summary, prepared by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) in 2012, includes implications for design practice and is adapted from:
Authors: Wener, R., Director, Master of Science Program, Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn, New York; Frazier, W., Director of Inmate Services, Contra Costa County (California) Sheriff’s Department; Farbstein, J., President, Jay Farbstein & Associates Inc., San Luis Obispo, California
Article Title: Three Generations of Evaluation and Design of Correctional Facilities
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Publication: Environment and Behavior
Publication Type: Peer-reviewed
Date of Publication: Jan. 1985
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Pages: 71-95
Country of Study: USA
Search related keywords: Jail Design; Direct Supervision; Post-Occupancy Evaluation; Correctional Facility

Debajyoti Pati (Texas Tech University)
Kate Haenchen (Texas Tech University)
Sipra Pati (Texas Tech University)
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The American Institute of Architects

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