Corrections Task Force - Press Release

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Planning for the Utopia County Community Protection Education Center (UCCPEC) is well underway and details of the new jail are being made public. The jail is to be built with a new generation type, also known as Podular Design. The reason for that specific design is because there is more security and the inmates can believe to be safer in their cells. Keeping an eye on the inmates and their activities are also better and easier with that design. Each cell will hold one bed, toilet, sink and table with a chair, and the total of cells will be 500. The prison will be two floors with 250 cells per floor and the cells will face one center room where inmates will have access to televisions, phones, tables to play cards or other games and the guards will be able to watch them at all times (Jackson & Stearns, 1995).

The jail will be built on the former Utopia mall site. The current building will be demolished and the UCCPEC built in its place. This spot was chosen because of the size of the prison lot, which is 800 acres and the location is far enough away from residential areas where homeowners are not likely to protest the erection of the building.

The prison, UCCPEC, will look like any other prison, but with more security and stricter rules around. The prison design would have a control room that allows the staff to have supervision of the whole prison and the inmates as well. The design of the prison has housing pods for both inmates and staffs. Each of the cells has two beds within the 250 cells per floor. The exterior of the prison will have court yard, with corridors and rooms having sunshine throughout the day for light, and...