Authors/Contributors

Emily Lodato

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

5-2015

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Penitentiary, Mental Health, social interaction, inmates, communication, containment, restrictions, Kings Park, NYC, Nature, agriculture, prison

Disciplines

Architecture | Environmental Design

Description/Abstract

Prisons are intended to both punish and inform their inhabitants. Complicating this task are the 21.7% of inmates who have serious mental health issues. Most contemporary experts claim that addressing mental health challenges in a progressive manner in prison will promote better results in terms of reduced recidivism through improved therapeutic techniques that foster an enhanced level of general humane-ness in the day to day management of penitentiaries. This thesis can be used as a methodology for rethinking community development and the promotion of mental health through architecture.

Additional Information

Thesis Super Jury

Source

Syracuse School of Architecture 2015

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