This video covers lessons learned by four communities that built new jail using the four major steps of the Facility Developmental Process model.
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This publication should be the first one policymakers turn to when developing jail facilities.
This guide explains the variables applied in jail capacity forecasting, and offers a framework for assessing management strategies across the system.
This publication "reviews the history of correctional law and summarizes the results of major court decisions"
Addresses architectural design as it relates to functional components of the jail.
This report describes the steps involved in developing an understanding of jail population dynamics and factors behind jail crowding.
A tool for reviewing conceptual options and schematic designs for new or renovated jails is presented.
"[T]his resource document will assist agencies starting the process of planning for a successful transition to a new detention facility" (p. iii).
Guidance is provided for successfully identifying, evaluating, and selecting jail sites.