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Title: Accra Minimum - Security Prison
Authors: Opoku, Stella Nyamenaose Obenewaa
Issue Date: 5-Jun-2009
Abstract: Prison have being in existence from the beginning of times Society uses it as a result of retribution, punishment to separate and isolate persons who have come in contact or against the law The 21 century concepts of prisons have being to punish, deter, isolate, reform and reintegrates persons with the walls of prison The thesis design addresses the problems faced in prisons currently in the country and the world at large Overcrowding, lack or rehabilitation and reformation have being one of the major problems faced in our prisons today. The thesis seeks to address such issues and problems by providing a humane, secure and sustainable housing and work units for inmates to be reformed and reintegrated back into society when released. The design report is categorized into five main chapters to make effective proposals for the 21 century. Chapter one being the introduction, elaborates reasons why prison are in existence, their purpose, their need identification, justification of topic, scope, methodology, target group etc. The chapter two being the literature review elaborates on crime, the definition, types of prisons, facilities needed, regional distribution of prison and their population in Ghana. It also throws light on the design considerations, analysis need and all other literature needed for effective knowledge of prisons. The chapter three explains and describes the methodology employed for the thesis design. Findings for the design are being discussed in chapter four. This chapter describes the observations made and interprets the findings into design for the sustainability of the proposal. The final chapter five draws conclusion of the analysed data in chapter four for appropriate design.
Description: An Architectural Design Thesis Report submitted to the Department of Architecture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3836
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