CLOG: PRISONS is a critical examination of an often overlooked architectural typology.
More than ten million people around the world are currently held in a prison, jail, or some other form of penal institution. According to the World Prison Population List, prisoner counts have been increasing across every continent, with the United States ranked first in incarceration rates. In fact, the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics reported the U.S. prison population at the end of 2012 as 1,571,013—roughly equivalent to the entire population of Philadelphia.
Architecture has an undeniable role within the incarceration systems that shape and control the lives of millions of people twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. While some architects have pioneered new approaches to the design of detention and correction facilities, others have questioned the very ethics of prison design.
CLOG -- founded in 2011 and now in its 15th issue -- is an international publication that critically explores one topic at a time from as many perspectives as possible. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant now.
Softcover, perfect-bound, 160 pages with 70 illustrations, 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches, English, Clog 2014.