‘Decompression area’ for Mitchellville prison Staff

Architecture students, led by teacher Julie Stevens, from Iowa State University are currently working on creating a ‘decompression area’ for prison staff after noticing staff members congregating in the parking lot, “They’d stand there for 45 minutes to just decompress and chat – so they wouldn’t have to take the day’s stressors home with them.” Learn more about the upcoming patio, tree lined paths, and private seating at Mitchellville prison from William Petroski of the Des Moines Register.