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Effects of a Simulated Nature View on Cognitive and Psycho-Physiological Responses of Correctional Officers in a Jail Intake Area

Country of Study: USA In an attempt to understand one aspect of the impact of correctional facility environments on inmates and staff, this research studied the influence of views of nature, designed into the booking area of the Sonoma County Jail, on the stress and mental functioning of the jail staff. The hypothesis of the study was stated as “views of nature, introduced into a jail booking area, would be expected to result in a measurable reduction in levels of stress experienced by inmates and staff, compared to the situation prior to the intervention.”

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Three Generations of Evaluation and Design of Correctional Facilities

Authors: Richard Wener, William Frazier, and Jay Farbstein Year of publication: 1985 Country of study: USA The goal of this article was to describe and evaluate how direct supervision evolved over three generations of corrections facilities, and to demonstrate the enabling role of post...

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