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|Title: ||Medium Security Correctional Facility (Titrinu, Ho)|
|Authors: ||Doetey Nartey, Samuel|
|Issue Date: ||5-Jun-2012|
|Abstract: ||Correctional facilities or prisons are very essential components of our society. Developed societies have for a long time sought to keep their societies together (united) and peaceful by ensuring that crime is punished to deter people from being lawless. Prisons were the most popular means used to achieve this singular purpose to some degree.
When the concepts of prison were introduced in the country by the Europeans colonial structures such as the forts and castles were eventually converted into prisons.
The design of a correctional facility is one that has to consider a number of issues including first and foremost security that is safe custody and welfare of prisoners, rehabilitation and reformation of inmates. Reintegration of ex-convicts into society by institutionalised programmes such as vocational and technical training, formal education, religious instructions and counselling.
Imprisonment is a legal penalty which basically confines or restricts a person from a range of liberties. Social interaction has been prescribed as one way of reducing deviant behaviours, so inmates should be allowed to interact and mingle in the midst of physical barriers in such facilities by the integration of courtyards, playgrounds and recreational areas.
In dealing with the group of people who occupy such a facilities, various literature were use to understand the state of housing in terms of housing types and materials for construction to find out what can be durable to withstand abuse and arson at the same time pleasant. Guiding principles of affordable and energy efficient design for tropical region were also attained from books and the internet.
To sum it all the design of the physical environment related to the well being of the inmates in the institution and society will be analyzed.|
|Description: ||A thesis report presented to the department of architecture, in partial fulfilment for the requirements for the award of the postgraduate diploma in architecture|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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