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Prison | Library


Reading Between the Lines: Correctional Facility


By merging two very contrasting governmental establishments, a public institution and a corrective institution, this design seeks to explore the current educational programs offered to convicted felons and reevaluates how they spend their time in prison, allowing a continuous access to a library program. Studying how prisoners currently spend their time, it is clear that many find libraries a useful tool, more utilized than actual educational programs- being a place where patrons can learn their rights in cases. Taking advantage of this fact, this prison creates an environment where the inmates have access to their law libraries but also access to other educational resources in fields of interest specific to every individual. By exposing inmates to extensive libraries, these people can acquire skills that, once being released from their time, can be used to aid them in finding jobs and reduce recidivism rates. 


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