Reinforcing the Centrality of the Security Controls Function

By William Buursma, Architect and Principal, DLR Group
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
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.