Pipe Down: Plumbing and Noise Abatement

Safety and security are fundamental imperatives that drive justice facility design. However, less explicit elements such as environmental quality, acoustics and noise abatement, should also be considered elemental factors in the planning of correctional facilities.

Federal Detention Centers Outfitted With RFID

TSI Prism, a subsidiary of Alanco Technologies Inc., was selected by Northrop Grumman to provide RFID inmate tracking systems at 19 federal immigration facilities operated by the Department of Homeland Security.

N.Y. Task Force Created to Improve State Juvenile Justice System

State officials created a new task force to improve New York’s juvenile justice system, which serves nearly 1,900 children annually at a cost of up to $200,000 per ward.

TV Program Provider Expands Reach

A free faith-based television program designed to reduce recidivism rates is gaining popularity at several U.S. correctional facilities. 

CDCR Announces Multiple Efficiency-Retrofit, Clean-Energy Projects

California corrections officials outlined a major facilities retrofit, energy conservation and solar power plan designed to reduce the state prison system’s carbon footprint and operational costs.

Corrections Officials Attempt to Jam Cell Phones

Officials with the state corrections department plan to ask the Federal Communications Commission to allow cell phone jamming at state correctional facilities in an effort to crack down on illegal activity in prisons.

What keeps me up at night? - Nov/Dec 2008

By Gregory J. Offner
When it comes to choosing a detention product supplier and detention equipment contractor, I get the feeling many people spend more time researching their vacation destination.

Developing A Job Order Contract Request For Proposal

By Vince Duobinis and Kelvin King
To understand the characteristics of a well-constructed, successful job order contract request for proposal, one must first understand the basic principles of job order contracting, which was developed by the U.S. Department of the Army as a tool to better manage and complete the significant backlog of complex multitrade renovation and repair projects that existed in the 1980s.

Infection Control: Take Steps to Limit Risk

By Peter J. Sheldon Sr.
Efficacious aseptic processes have long been the cleaning standard in residential healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, where the risks of nosocomial infection and the spread of pathogenic microorganisms are high. However, with growing pathogenic threats such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus showing up in high population-density environments, such as prisons and jails, there is a significant and pressing need to extend to correctional facilities the type of aseptic cleaning protocols traditionally reserved for the hospital setting.

Getting Paid In California

By Wallace Smith and Michael Lateef
Know Contract Law and Contractor Payment Rules Before Entering the Market