Women's Facilities

The design of a women’s prison calls for addressing gender-specific responses to the importance of family, the inmates’ history, if any, of domestic abuse, and their willingness to participate in rehabilitation programs designed to promote better judgment and thus help reduce recidivism.
Female inmates value and do better in settings that foster a sense of community and belonging. Good design balances the need for communal and private spaces with the requirements for security.
Key elements of a good women’s prison design are …
  • allowance for abundant natural light and color,
  • normative family visitation areas,
  • multiple spatial options for the conducting of various programs, and
  • space for amplified health services and mental health programs.
The designers at Elevatus Architecture can share their valuable experience with you as you envision your next women’s correctional facility project.
Examples of women’s correctional facilities we’ve designed may be found in our Justice Portfolio. To learn more about partnering with us to build the correctional facility you envision, explore our website. Then contact Elevatus Architecture Fort Wayne.