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NCJ Number: 105290 Find in a Library
Title: Oklahoma Prison Expansion Saves Time and Money
Author(s): C B DeWitt; C A Unger
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 5
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Annotation: Oklahoma achieved rapid and inexpensive prison construction by expanding an existing institution with a minimum-security housing unit of 90 cells, using the design of a previous project and prefabricated construction.
Abstract: Time and money were saved by reviewing security classifications and determining that there were a sufficient number of minimum-security inmates to fill a 90-cell facility, thus avoiding the extra cost of maximum-security construction. By building on the grounds of an existing institution, the cost and time of selecting a new site were avoided, as was the need to provide site security and support facilities. The use of design plans from a previous facility avoided the cost of a new design plan, and construction with precast concrete components was cheaper than conventional materials. The use of a simple rectangular design facilitated the use of prefabricated components. The design was developed using a computer-aided drafting system that accelerated and enhanced the planning process. The overall cost was less than $17,000 per inmate. Illustrative photographs, 1 table, and a floor plan.
Main Term(s): Prison construction
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Minimum security; Oklahoma; Prison overcrowding
Note: National Institute of Justice Constrution Bulletin (July 1987)
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