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NCJ Number: 122782 Find in a Library
Title: Modular Space: Not Just a Quick Solution
Journal: Corrections Today  Dated:(April 1986)  Pages:18-19
Author(s): W A Lindelow Jr
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 2
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In an era of increasing demands for prison space and shrinking budgets, many corrections administrators are turning to modular space -- factory-built frame structures that can be joined on-site to form one building or a series of buildings -- as an economical and viable solution.
Abstract: The advantages of modular space include facility construction in a set period of time, unaffected by weather, labor, or delivery conditions; available leasing and purchasing options; specific prices set for specific buildings; lower cost than traditional buildings and the potential to relocate the facility when necessary. Before purchasing or leasing modular space, officials should consider the site location, basic facility requirements, and compatability with the current structure. In accepting a contractor's bid, corrections administrators should review the company's track record and general expertise and visit other locations where the company has provided similar space.
Main Term(s): Architectural design
Index Term(s): Funding of prison construction; Prison overcrowding
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