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Morton Incubatory

Rehabilitation/Incubation Design

  • Student/Team/Illinois Institute of Technology

    Proposal: The dilemma of not believing in total rehabilitation, but still wanting to believe that people are not just lost in oblivion. This is an intervention on the abandoned big box store epidemic in the United States, but more importantly it is an attack on the current U.S. incarceration system. The Morton Incubatory is an incarceration facility for males with non-violent offenses with emphasis on rehabilitation and reintegration. The system is created by locating an existing university in a close vicinity to the abandoned big box store. By superimposing the prison program onto Bradley University's fields of study, adding an agricultural component while using the Walmart as a framework, a hybrid condition is conceived. This is done in hope to unify the academic and penal institutions as well as the community, to form a shared learning experience. Students are able to use the inmates as field subjects, relevant to their research, while the community is able to access and use the farm curated by the inmates. The incubatory focuses on providing basic personal freedoms, which are otherwise taken away from the prisoners. Each housing unit is equipped with a shower and a kitchen area to facilitate basic privacy. Inmates are required to use the individual terrace gardens in order to harvest produce, which then they can use for themselves. This system is implemented in order to introduce the sense of ownership into the daily life of a prisoner.


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Isometric Prison
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View of the farm
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View from the balcony
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