Adapting Jails and Prisons

By Michael McMillen, AIA
I moved to Illinois in 1976, over 35 years ago, to take a job with the National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Planning and Architecture at the University of Illinois. I didn’t know much about prisons and jails then, but it wasn’t long before I found out they had become big business and were about to get even bigger.

Research Report: Developing the Evidence for Evidence-Based Design

By Jay Farbstein, Ph.D., FAIA, Melissa Farling, AIA, LEED-AP, Richard Wener, Ph.D., with assistance from Upali Nanda, Ph.D. and John Sollers, Ph.D.
This research project, sponsored in part by the Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Research Committee and the National Institute of Corrections, grew out of an exploration of potential applications of neuroscience concepts and methods to help understand the ways correctional environments affect inmates and staff.