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Standard Guidelines for Prison Facilities in Australia & New Zealand

These guidelines are intended to satisfy a need by correctional administrators for establishing guidelines for the design and construction of prison facilities within Australia and New Zealand.

The guidelines have been designed to recognise the disparity of climatic and environmental factors that impact upon prison design decision-making in different jurisdictions. They are therefore not meant to be a constraint on innovative and creative design solutions for new prison facilities being developed and constructed by correctional jurisdictions. Instead the document provides guidelines for the design of prison facilities.

The guidelines are based largely on experience gained during the intense prison construction programs throughout Australasia in the 1980's and evolved from the evaluation of existing prison facilities, participation by Australasian correctional and construction jurisdictions in a working party, and by reference to Australian, United States and Canadian standards guidelines.

The guidelines have been designed as a starting document. They need to be closely linked with each jurisdiction's prison management philosophy, together with detailed design specifications, tailored to satisfy local correctional policy requirements.

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Author: Victorian Office of Corrections
Publisher: Victorian Office of Corrections
Date of Publication: 1990
Copyright:  State of Victoria, 1990.


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