JAIL DESIGN GUIDE 1

-START SITE SELECTION EARLY IN THE FACILITY PLANNING PROCESS

-SEQRA=MANDATES A FORMAL PROCESS OF DATA COLLECTION,ANALYSIS, AND PUBLIC INPUT

=PROMOTES DECISION-MAKING USING AN OPEN PROCESS

-DISCUSSION OF THE KEY CRITERIA

=BUILDIMG FOOTPRINT INCLUDING EXPANSION (FUTURE EXPANSION)

=BUILDING PLAN IRREGULARITIES (ADD 25% TO PROGRAM AREAS)

=RECREATION YARDS (MOST ON GROUND ADJACENT TO THE GENERAL POPULATION HOUDING
UNITS)

=PERIMETER AND ACCESS ROADS (DOUBLE FENCE ZONE AND PERIMETER PATROL ROAD)

=PARKING (FOR JAIL'S STAFFS AND VISITORS)

=SERVICE YARDS (PROVIDE AREAS FOR INCOMING SUPPLIES AS WELL AS WASTE
DISPOSAL OR RECYCLING)

=BUFFER ZONES (PROVIDE A VISUAL BARRIER OF TREES AND GREENERY BETWEEN
PERIMETER FENCE AND PROPERTY LINE)

=FIRE ACCESS LANES (LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT)

=NATURAL FEATURES (DISCOUNT AREAS ON STEEP SLOPES AND WETLANDS WHEN
ANALYSING THE AREAOF THE PROPERTY) DEPT. OF ENV'L PROTECTION AND US ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS

-EXAMPLES OF SITE SELECTION

=RURAL SITE

=URBAN SITE

-STUDIES LOOK AT PROPERTY VALUES, CRIME RATES, AND LOCAL ECONOMIES OF THE
COMMUNITIES IN THE VICINITY OF THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

-BE SURE TO CONSIDER:

=BLDG. FOOTPRINT

=ACCESS AND TRAFFIC

=INTERNAL ORG. BASED ON FOOTPRINT INMATE MOVEMENT, RECREATION, SERVICE)

-GATEKEEPERS= PEOPLE OR AGENCIES WHO HAVE POWER TO CONTROL THE APPROVAL OF THE
PROJECT.

-SAMPLING OF GATEKEEPERS AND SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO AVOID THEM LEGITIMATELY:

=ZONING OFFICIALS (PROPERTIES THAT PERMIT JAIL USES AS AS-OF-RIGHT WHERE
VARIANCE OR SPECIAL PERMIT IS NOT ALLOWED)

=LAND OWNERS (AVOIDS PITFALLS AND DELAYS)

=SEWER DISTRICT

=LOCAL APRKING AUTHORITY

CIVIL ENGINEER F.FACILITY'S PLANNER G.ARCHITECT H. SELECTING THE TEAM TO FIND THE SITE A. =HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND CULTURAL ARCHEOLOGY (TEST PRESENCE OF ASBESTOS AND CONTAMINANTS) =STATE DEPT.REPRESENTATIVE OF ANOTHER AGENCY OCCUPYING THE FACILITY I.PARKING D.FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR (JAIL ADMINISTRATOR OR JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ADMIN.COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE C. CONDITIONS =GROUND WATER TESTS JAIL GUIDE 2 1. OF ENV'L PROTECTION (PURPOSE OF EIS IS INSURE THAT A PROCESS OF ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC DISCLOSIRE IFS FOLLOWED) =US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS -TAKE INTO ACCOUNT: =TAX MAPS =PROPERTY RECORDS =TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY =BOUNDARY SURVEY =LEGAL DESCRIPTION =BORINGS TO DETERMINE GEN.PROJECT MANAGER E. OUTDOOR RECREATION AREAS .HEIGHT C. IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL SITES -SITES ARE IDENTIFIED BEFORE OBJECTIVE SITE SELECTION CRITERIA ARE DEVELOPED.) D.PUBLIC WORKS OR MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATOR J. DEVELOPING SITE EVALUATION CRITERIA A. 2.PUBLIC OFFICIAL B.BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS 3.SQUARE FOOTAGE OF ENCLOSED SPACE B.

DEVELOPING THE SITE CHECKLIST 5. THIS MAY REQUIRE EXPANSION OF SUPPORT AND PROGRAM AREAS AS WELL AS ADDING MORE HOUSING UNITS NOTE: SITE EVALUATION CRITERIA SHOULD INCLUDE: A.COMMUNITY SUPPORT 4. DAY REPORTING PROGRAMS.JUSTICE SYSTEM FUNCTIONS SUCH AS COURTS.INMATE LOADING/UNLOADING AREA G.SITE ACQUISITION AND COSTS F. E. AND NO MAN'S LAND F.SITE ACCESS D.UTILITY AVAILABILITY G.LARGE ENOUGH FOR TRUCKS I.DISTANCE FROM SERVICES C.SELECTING THE SITE . FENCING.EXPANSION CAPACITY FOR ADULTS/OR JUVENILES NOTE: DEPENDING UPON THE MAGNITUDE OF THE INCREASED CAPACITY. PROBATION OFFICES J.SECURITY ZOING.SERVICE LOADING/UNLOADING AREA (NEXT TO THE KITCHEN).LAW ENFORCEMENT STAGING H.SITE LOCATION B. ATTORNEYS OFFICES.EVALUATING SITES 6.SITE AVAILABILITY E.