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NCJ Number: 122981 Find in a Library
Title: Today's Answer to Tomorrow's Crunch
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:52  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1990)  Pages:78-80,83
Author(s): A S Delman
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: "Accelerated construction," as used in the building of the Hudson County Jail (New Jersey), saves money and time without sacrificing quality, thus becoming a promising option for relieving prison and jail overcrowding.
Abstract: Accelerated construction is not synonymous with modular construction. Historically, modular construction has been associated with minimum security, wood frame building or steel modification. In accelerated construction, individual cells complete with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and security systems are built off-site. Initial development of the grounds and foundation are done on-site as off-site construction is being done simultaneously. Off-site building at a manufacturing plant is less costly and lends itself to tight quality control. Weather does not disrupt construction schedules. Most of the on-site work was limited to the mating of the modules and connection of building systems. The facility is closer to conventional construction than any previous prefabricated facility. The building is fully constructed of noncombustible steel with a 4-inch concrete subfloor. Hudson County's $12,000,000 jail is built to provide long-term living space for 336 inmates in a 32,000 square-foot, multistory facility. Construction began in June 1989 and the first inmates moved into the finished wing on November 1 of the same year.
Main Term(s): Prison construction
Index Term(s): New Jersey; Prison overcrowding
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