The specialized design of correctional facilities is critical to the well-being and safety of the surrounding community, corrections staff, and inmates. Davis & Floyd has a proven record of providing building design services for federal prisons, state institutions, and municipal / county jails.
All correctional facilities must be designed in strict accordance with state regulations and guidelines. We work very closely with agencies to program facilities that are cost-effective, safe, secure, and innovative. State and county correctional agencies appreciate our valuable experience in providing the most effective use of space for the maximum number of inmates.
We have assisted correctional agencies with the review and evaluation of their existing prisons or jails. A code analysis is required to determine to what extent the facility will have to be upgraded to meet code requirements. A correctional facility must remain in operation during repairs, upgrades, renovations, or expansion. We develop a phasing plan to allow for safe and secure operations during any demolition or construction.
It is critical that any correctional facility be programmed for the proper separation of inmates based on their “classification.” The careful separation of inmates for: male / female, adult / juvenile, pre-sentenced / tried, violent / non-violent, trustee, special conditions and needs, medical, etc. is necessary for the successful and secure operation of the facility.