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NCJ Number: 118629 Find in a Library
Title: Vital Link: Instant Communication Makes Good Sense
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:51  Issue:4  Dated:(July 1989)  Pages:74-77
Author(s): D Caldwell
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes state-of-the-art communications equipment, particularly intercom systems, in three correctional systems: Utah State Penitentiary, Orange County Sheriff's Department in California; and the Potosi Correctional Center southwest of St. Louis, Mo.
Abstract: All systems described are stand-alone, duplex systems that work without push-to-talk buttons. In the Utah penitentiary, surveillance and control are maintained by one individual in a secure central control room. The article describes the control room panel, intercoms, and computer systems. The overview of the three-part maximum security complex operated by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, focuses on prowler and staff intercoms. Potosi is a new, maximum security detention center that will house 500 inmates when completed. Architectural design, evolution of its intercom system, and personal alarms are examined.
Main Term(s): Corrections internal security
Index Term(s): California; Communications centers; Missouri; Utah
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