Reinforcing the Centrality of the Security Controls Function

By William Buursma, Architect and Principal, DLR Group
(11/23/2011)
Central control rooms in detention facilities are often removed from housing and operate exclusively through intercom and video media. The new South Correctional Entity (SCORE) — which serves seven communities with an 813-bed capacity — uses a radial 360° housing array with housing units arranged around a mezzanine-level central control room that allows for direct vision into the units.

Background Check: Wally Riffle, R&N Systems

By Bryce Hubner
(05/18/2011)
From his office in Germantown, Tenn., where he co-founded R&N in 2000, Riffle describes his circuitous route to the corrections industry and security systems mastery.