Brendan P. Maguire Correctional Facility Analysis

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I have not been able to visit any of the jails surrounding my area. After searching the internet I have not been able to locate information regarding the facility or security so I have decided to write about the Brendan P. Maguire Correctional Facility. In 1994 the Brendan P. Maguire Correctional Facility (also known as MCF) was created in San Mateo County. This facility was named after the former Sheriff Brendan P. Maguire. Like many local and regional jails this facility is used to house pre-trial and court-sentenced inmates, as well as to assist the Court, law enforcement agencies, inmates and their families by operating as a safe and secure facility. Housing inmates in correctional facilities are a positive because it ensures that they…show more content…
During processing, the inmate will be classified to determine their housing. Classifying an inmate helps keep the inmate and other inmates as safe as possible as well as the staff. The classification lets members in the jail know and understand how dangerous the inmate might be and the custody level that is needed. This is where security comes into play with the inmate. All inmates who are brought into the facility are searched to ensure the safety of staff, arrestees and the facility. During this search the staff will give the inmate a “pat” down and a strip search. Before this happens there must be a supervisor there for review and written approval. These precautions are for security purposes for the entire facility to make sure there are no weapons or contraband being smuggled in. Another form of security is undressing the inmates and taking them out of their personal clothes and putting them in orange jail clothing or identifiable jail clothing. Jail security is extremely important to operate a safe secure facility. To help insure that all inmates are where they are assigned, there are counts and inspections at least two times per day. This occurs to ensure inmates are accounted for, jail rules are being followed, and cleanliness and hygiene are being followed, to ensure safety and security of the facility. Additional to counts and inspections, pod security checks are done at least once an hour…show more content…
Some of these security features are: security cameras covering the inside and outside perimeters, digital imaging cameras, security emergency plans, natural disaster emergency plans and protocols, fully staffed around the clock security guards, prison alarms, employee photo identification systems, staff communication such as walkie-talkies, automatic cell-lock and most importantly a central control center that has a view of every angle inside and outside of the jail so the controller can contact and alert staff members when emergency and backup assistance is
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