“Minus the urinals and painted pink”? What should a women’s prison look like?

Expert guest for PRILaura Maiello & Stephen Carter9th December 2015


Ken Ricci, 09th Dec 2015 at 16:15

Dignity, security, safety, sightlines, scale and sunlight provide the ingredients for successful detention design. We know that environments cue behavior and your insightful treatment provides an up-to- date overview that is invaluable to practitioners, officials and architects. Well done

Dominique Moran, 09th Dec 2015 at 20:10

Really clear, well structured and immediately useful. Thank you.

Zafar Ullah Khan Programme manager for prisons Dost KP Pakistan, 14th Dec 2015 at 05:21

Well and beautiful structured, I love this type of setup for female prisoners ,and will work hard in Pakistan to improve the living standard of prisoners,,,,,Thank You

Tom Russell, 14th Dec 2015 at 17:17

Great article. Very informative and interesting. Thanks Steve and Laura. I enjoy learning from you.

Stanley Danny Chilembo, 01st Jan 2016 at 18:09

This article has greatly increased my understanding on the needs of female offenders and the way prison facility should be designed to meet their needs in order for them to create positive relationship and make best use of the time while in prison. It was also has given me the understanding why governments should have good plans for the future to address the increasing number of women offending and the increasing demand to meet their needs while in prison if the primary goal of prison was to be achieved. Many thanks for this opportunity.

Fay Whittle, 13th Apr 2016 at 17:01

THANK YOU! At last someone has put in print that Female Offenders are Different than Males. The entire article is very valuable and I pray that corrections people will read and heed it’s message.

Fay Whittle, 13th Apr 2016 at 17:10

Thank you! At last someone has printed a definitive article that states Female Offenders are Different than males. The entire article was valuable and I pray that Corrections people will read and heed the message.

Gloria of Banyoles, 22nd Apr 2020 at 14:21

You missed an important problems of period in jail.I suffrered that in prison. It was a hard expernece. I began my menopause in jail. I have also suffered from not having enaugh pads because I entered there afeter my pregnancy with heavy urine leaks..Did you see the forbidden comercial about pospartum? I lifed that in prison, but without having any special pads. I am in the “weeks” of that in my detention and I stylll suffered that being locked up. Having given me only 20 pads isn’t enaugh.
A part from that, I suffred thorugh my detention. I can’t have a toilet outbreak, having lochia. A part from that, excelent article..

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