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Prisoners Designing Prisons: Restorative Justice in Action

Prisoners Designing Prisons: Restorative Justice in Action
Prisoners Designing Prisons: Restorative Justice in Action, Courtesy of CLOG
Courtesy of CLOG

The design of prisons is a controversial topic for architects, but Deanna VanBuren takes a novel approach to the subject. Designing for a judicial system that advocates “restorative justice,” VanBuren works with felons, victims, and other architects to create spaces where everyone can undergo a healing process following a crime. In a recent profile, the L.A. Times documents one of her design workshops with prisoners, demonstrating how this form of outreach can change the lives of those inside. Read the full story here. Also, be sure to check out our interview with Deanna VanBuren here!

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Cite: Connor Walker. "Prisoners Designing Prisons: Restorative Justice in Action" 22 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/540320/prisoners-designing-prisons-restorative-justice-in-action/> ISSN 0719-8884

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