Atonement through transforming America's Prisons
That is the title of my 2013 thesis project. I looked at the state of incarceration in the US and California specifically, which still has the largest prison population in the country. San Quentin served as the case study and was the centerpiece of an examination in race, population, and education in the Bay Area. In the end, San Quentin is transformed into a community college and design center, specifically aimed at giving back to youth populations that were targeted by the prison industrial complex.