Category: Justice

Video Visitation Technology – Jail System Counts the Benefits

Corrections officers working in jails that utilize the new video visitation systems have high praise for the technology which benefits both staff and inmates, but in…


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Outdated Fire and Police Stations: Should Local Governments Renovate or Replace?

Many currently used fire and police stations in the U.S. were built during the time when police officers and fire fighters only needed one bathroom –…

Design Guideline for Juvenile Detention Facilities

Good facility design for juvenile detention should have as its core value the creation of spaces that will provide for effective intervention in the lives of…

“Old Behind Bars” Report Outlines Dilemmas Facing State and Federal Government to House Burgeoning Population of Geriatric and Special Needs Inmates

Incarcerated people aged 65 and older are straining state and federal prison facilities in ways that go beyond the staggering costs of medical care alone. In…

Bed Bug Epidemic: Facilities Should Adopt Infestation-Avoidance Tactics

Challenges to Treating Infestations Make Eradication Costly or Unachievable.  Experts Advocate Avoidance Measures First.   Urban entomologists and researchers have established a “Bed Bug University” in…

Jail Facility Wins 2 Awards for Adopting Value-Driven Design Features That Help Control Operational Costs

The recently opened South Correctional Entity (SCORE), jail just south of Seattle holds several distinctions as far as correctional facilities go. It is the first multi-jurisdictional…