Bolatito Akinrolabu is a Sustainability Researcher, Analyser and Specialist, applying complex theories to criminal justice settings in the wider Criminal Justice Sector. For his Master dissertation, Bola initiated and completed a research project on Sustainability in Prisons, which though focused mainly on UK prisons, for comparative study, the research involved organisations like the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) that with access to US prisons. The research studied, through a triple-bottom line perspective, green and sustainability initiatives in prisons and examined their impact on social value, social justice and influence on leading offenders to their moment of change.
In his current research role, Bola is working towards establishing a correlation between biophilia in carceral spaces, green activities, health and wellbeing, resource conservation and impact on reducing recidivism rates. He intends to achieve this through the proposal of innovative methods that incorporate and adapt Biophilic Designs into future carceral designs and modification of existing carceral environments.