Campus role in county jail labyrinth project noted in documentary

June 13, 2013

A new documentary by Northampton Cable Television about the construction of an 80-foot green labyrinth at the Hampshire County Jail notes the role of the School of Nursing and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, which worked with the Sheriff’s Department on the project.

The labyrinth, which is part of the stress reduction regimen at the jail, brought together the efforts of faculty, students, community members and the incarcerated men who built and planted the space, resulting in what is being called a robust and transformative treatment program.

Among those discussing the project in the 23-minute “Pathway to Change: The Jail Labyrinth Project” are Donna Zucker, associate professor of Nursing, and Patrick McGeough, who designed the project while he was pursuing his master’s in Landscape Architecture.

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