Students across the Gibbs College of Architecture enrolled in Marjorie Callahan’s “Rethinking Women’s Prisons” course presented their final projects to ReMerge officials and participants of the program on Dec. 12 at the organization’s brand new location in Oklahoma City.

ReMerge is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit and a “comprehensive female diversion program designed to transform pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration into productive citizens,” according to the organization’s website.

“Oklahoma is currently ranked number one for female incarceration per capita in the United States – a country that leads the developed world in incarcerating its own citizens.”

– ReMerge website

Students presented their ideas for improving local Oklahoma prisons for women, as well as many other design-based concepts such as park installments and facilities.

To learn more about carceral studies at OU, visit the Carceral Studies Consortium web page at https://architecture.ou.edu/csc/.