To Build or Not To Build?

Lucas, Robert
November 2009
American Jails;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p4
In this article the author discusses aspects of building a new jail facility in the U.S. He notes that issues such as facility maintenance and construction budget must be considered before building the facility. He cites that construction is driven by inmate population growth, and the dilapidated and costly to maintain existing structures. He suggests that jails may consider adding or remodeling the existing structure for better systems, more efficient operations, and staff efficiency.


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