The forced imposition of architecture: Prison design for Indigenous peoples in the United States of America and Canada

Grant, E 2018, 'The forced imposition of architecture: Prison design for Indigenous peoples in the United States of America and Canada' in Elizabeth Grant, Kelly Greenop, Albert L. Refiti, Daniel J. Glenn (ed.) The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 869-894.


Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Book Chapters

Title The forced imposition of architecture: Prison design for Indigenous peoples in the United States of America and Canada
Author(s) Grant, E
Year 2018
Title of book The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture
Publisher Springer Singapore
Place of publication Singapore
Editor(s) Elizabeth Grant, Kelly Greenop, Albert L. Refiti, Daniel J. Glenn
Start page 869
End page 894
Subjects Architecture not elsewhere classified
Criminology not elsewhere classified
Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Summary The mass incarceration of Indigenous peoples is a worldwide phenomenon. Disproportionately, high numbers of Indigenous people are confined in prisons. The growing number of Indigenous people in prison systems and their treatment is deeply distressing as, simply put, the experience of prison causes immeasurable suffering and damage to individuals, families and communities. This chapter discusses the design of prisons for Indigenous prisoners in the USA and Canada. It argues that designing congruent environments for Indigenous peoples may not be enough while criminal justice agencies continue to operate under punitive agendas. It recommends that human rights instruments should be translated into prison design and Indigenous people and communities be given cultural agency in prison design and planning processes, as well as their management and operation.
Copyright notice © Springer Nature Singapore 2018
ISBN 9789811069048
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 13 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 29 Apr 2019, 13:04:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us