Portable Toilet System

Ferguson Safety Products offers the PETT, a portable waterless toilet system for corrections and law enforcement. The complete system includes a pop-up tent, toilet, 15 collection bags and backpack. Work crews and search and rescue teams can carry this 18-pound outhouse, which has a setup time of 3 minutes. The system comes with contraband recovery units, clear waste-collection bags that reduce staff exposure to MRSA and other health threats during contraband recovery. Staff can search the inmate's waste without having to sift through bacteria-laden material with gloves. CRU bags come loaded with Pooh Powder that gels 20 ounces of liquid and immediately starts to break down the solids. Pooh Powder does not break down condoms, balloons or baggies commonly used to smuggle drugs. The bags are EPA-approved for landfills.


Norix Group’s line of dormitory furniture for the corrections industry, Attenda, is molded in high-impact, fire-retardant polyethylene. Each piece of furniture is filled with polyurethane foam for durability and sound absorption, and features seamless construction with rounded corners for increased safety. The product line is designed to be attached flush to the wall or floor, limiting the ability to hide contraband or tie-off clothing or sheets. Furniture selection includes a heavy-duty bed with optional headboard, a nightstand with open compartments, wallmounted shelves, and a floor-mounted desk and stool.

Automatic Door Push Plate

BEA Inc. manufactures the Panther Series push plates for automatic doors. The wireless unit provides activation of swinging, bi-fold, low-energy and rolling industrial doors. It can be installed on any flat surface using a plate-mounting kit or a standard two- or four-bolt gang box. All plates are stainless steel and are offered with “Push to Open” text, handicap logo, or both. The all-active plate design triggers the door to open no matter what part of the plate is pushed, and is waterproof and tamper resistant. It is available in 4.75-inch and 6-inch round models and a 4.75-inch square model, and each unit comes fully assembled.


Casco Manufacturing Solutions Inc. offers a line of institutional mattresses with radio-frequency sealed seams and no stitching. All products contain a 4-inch thick foam or compressed polyester core covered with vinyl-laminated polyester fabric. Mattress ticking is available in hospital green and is flame-retardant, antibacterial, fluid proof and resistant to tearing and staining. Mattresses can be cleaned with soap and water and contain vent holes at each corner. Seamless construction allows for easy searching, says the company. The product line meets the flammability criteria of the California Technical Bulletin 121 and 129 tests.

Hollow Metal/Window Products

Chief Correctional Products offers a variety of hollow metal and window custom-made products for prisons and jails. The company fabricates correctional furniture and fixtures to ASTM and HMMA specifications and offers a variety of standard products and colors. The company offers powder coating on products to protect against UV rays, fading, corrosion, heat and extreme weather. The company’s product managers can coordinate all phases of detention projects including hollow metal, furniture, windows, glass and glazing, controls, hardware and others. The company’s trucking subsidiary handles most shipments to ensure better control and timely deliveries, according to the company. Several correctional facilities currently use Chief products, including the Eastern Reception and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo.; the 960-bed correctional facility in Tecumseh, Neb.; the Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility in Beaumont, Texas; and others.

Vinyl Mattress Cover

Vinyl Products offers correctional mattress clear-cover technology that is designed for longevity. The patented mattresses are covered with a proprietary clear waterproof window of self-extinguishing, anti-bacterial vinyl, formulated with high flexibility. The mattress’ seams are hermetically welded with the company’s patented seam manufacturing process that reduces mattress thread or scrim tampering and contraband concealment opportunities. Thread or scrim is also eliminated as a weapon or tool. The mattress cover can be repaired or replaced if damaged and a patch kit is provided for repairs. Standard sizes are available up to 36 inches wide and 75 inches long. Custom sizes can be requested.

Personal Typewriter

Swintec’s 2410 Clear Cabinet Typewriter features a clear housing and meets the requirements mandated by many correctional institutions. The portable electronic typewriter is compact, with a sculptured keyboard for comfort and one full line of correction memory. Drop-in printwheels allow for more than 50 type styles available in various pitches and languages, and the machine can be used with several different cartridge ribbons. A built-in carrying handle and fold-down paper stand make the 11.3-pound typewriter easily transportable.