Criminology Class Explores Humane Prison Design

Erinn Salge’s Criminology class recently studied humane prison design and then worked to reform a classical prison with some help from Design Arts teacher Matt Martino.

Using Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia as an example of a classical prison design, the students re-worked it into a more progressive model, similar to Halden Prison in Norway and other European prisons.

The students did their own research on humane design and built on other topics that they touched on in class, including mental health.


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