Maintenance Report: Working with Limited Budgets

By Joe Lee
How did the leadership of your department handle the housing market crash and the associated economic downturn? Did they cut staff and reduce services? Many justice agencies were told to cut budgets by 10 percent or more, from one year to the next, because of decreasing tax revenues. Essentials have been sacrificed for the past four to five years for many agencies.

Maintenance Management at Alaska’s Goose Creek Correctional Facility

In 2009, John Yost, maintenance superintendent for Alaska’s Goose Creek Correctional Facility was presented with a unique opportunity to design maintenance operations from the ground up for Alaska’s newest and largest medium-security facility. Yost created a proactive maintenance structure for all facility equipment before the contractor finished the project.

Installing LED Luminaires in Cells Virtually Eliminates Relamping Maintenance

By Jim Haerle
Our nation’s nearly 4,000 jails, prisons and holding facilities, which house more than 2 million inmates, face tremendous operating and maintenance costs.

Maintaining the Balance of Support Services

Dan Harrington is the Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Support Services for the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office in Massachusetts. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Barnstable County Correctional Facility’s physical plant, where he directs the maintenance, repair and operations program. Harrington also supervises the physical plant staff including power plant, building trades, custodial, automotive services, and road’s and ground’s units staff. The 180,000-square-foot jail currently houses 425 inmates in 12 housing units. Harrington also serves as the treasurer for the Construction and Maintenance Institute for Criminal Justice Agencies.