Juvenile Prison

Martin Denk

If a juvenile prison would be a place were young people who committed serious crimes were sent to pay a dept to society, then those who did not commit serious crimes would not be in prison at all. A drug user or a person with a mental illness would receive treatment without being locked away. Juveniles who committed minor criminal offences, like fare doding or shoplifting would be given a non-prison sentence like community service.

Those juveniles who must be imprisoned because of committing serious crimes would be placed in a facility that advances the rehabilitation of the individual through the experience of living in different collective settings. This facility would consists of three layers, in which different levels of interaction could take place.
Being for yourself - the most private zone, being in a small group and being in the whole community.


Advisors: Nasrine Seraji, Christina Condak