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NCJ Number: 100125 Find in a Library
Title: Florida Sets Example With Use of Concrete Modules
Author(s): C B DeWitt
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 7
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Language: English
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Annotation: A construction technique using prefabricated concrete cell modules has enabled Florida to open a new 336-bed unit for the prison at Raiford in only 8 months and at a cost of about $16,000 per cell.
Abstract: Modular units are stacked two stories high, and each of the two buildings consists of three radial wings connected to a central core. Support spaces are limited to central control, interview rooms, medical offices, and a counseling room. Both this project, and an earlier jail expansion using modular cells, were financed from reserves and the annual budget. Reliance on this construction technique has minimized costs and construction time. A listing of contact persons for further information is provided. 6 notes.
Main Term(s): Prison construction
Index Term(s): Construction costs; Florida
Note: National Institute of Justice Construction Bulletin, March 1986
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