Category: Public Safety

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Outdated Fire and Police Stations: Should Local Governments Renovate or Replace?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

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…

Expert Advice for Furnishing High Risk Areas in Behavioral Health Facilities

Patient bedrooms in behavioral health facilities present special challenges with regard to selecting furniture and fixtures that are appropriate for high risk areas.  Patients spend long…

The Role of Color in Healing Environments

Today’s leading healthcare architects and design professionals are incorporating principles of “evidence-based design” to create environments that can deliver state-of-the-art medicine and technology while meeting the…