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Facility design and construction

Facility Planning to Meet the Needs of Female Inmates

This bulletin discusses how jurisdictions can consider and address the gender-specific needs of female inmates during the facility planning process.

Jail Design Guide: A Resource for Small and Medium-Sized Jails

Addresses architectural design as it relates to functional components of the jail.

Building Community Support for New Jail Construction

This bulletin explains the process of building community support for a new jail.

Resource Manual for Transition to a New Jail

"[T]his resource document will assist agencies starting the process of planning for a successful transition to a new detention facility" (p. iii).

Facility Development: Needs Assessment & Pre-Design Planning RFP Checklist [and] Planning & Design RFQ and RFP Checklist

This compilation identifies the critical elements to include in a needs assessment and planning services RFP or RFQ (Request for Qualifications).

LJN Exchange, Annual Issue 2004; Large Jail Network Exchange, Annual Issue 2004

This issue includes: Foreword, by Richard Geaither, National Institute of Corrections Jails Division; You Can Do It: Putting an End to Pharmacy Cost Increases, by Mike Kalonick, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, and more.

Seven Steps To Plan a Better Jail

This document describes the seven steps of systems planning for jails.

Jail Design Review Handbook

A tool for reviewing conceptual options and schematic designs for new or renovated jails is presented.

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