Maine Minimum Security Facility: Bolduc Unit
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The master plan study for this facility identified new housing as the critical step in easing severely overcrowded conditions. As the two new 58-bed housing units came on line, the original dormitory-style building was converted to visiting and program space. The resulting scale and imagery of the campus relate to nearby farm buildings and allude to the occupational and educational programs available to the inmates. The housing units feature direct supervision, with optimal lines of sight from the control desk, and are enriched with ample natural light. 


1992 Architecture for Justice, AIA Citation: "This project is exemplary in its sensitivity to the issues of overall site development, project phasing, and architectural context. It presents a combined architectural approach to resolve the sometimes conflicting goals of small-scale correctional facilities and their surrounding communities."