The Prison System Security Is Vital

1029 Words May 25th, 2016 5 Pages
In the Jail system security is crucial. A facility that is housing individuals who have broken the law and in some cases have shown aggression of dangerous tendencies need to be secured in a facility that is safe for the individual and all staff involved. Also, keeping the community safe from some of these individuals is just as important. The Brendan P. Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, California is an impressive facility. We will take a closer look at this agency and all features of the security measures and plans they have. The Brendan P. Maguire Correctional Facility was established in 1994, standing 6 stories high with 5 floors designated for housing inmates and one floor for booking and administrative offices. This facility houses approximately 18,000 people every year. They have a very impressive mission statement as well; “The Maguire Correctional Facility serves the community by housing pre-trial and court-sentenced inmates. It assists the Court, law enforcement agencies, inmates and their families by operating a safe and secure correctional facility that ensures defendants appear in court and complete jail sentences. Inmates are incarcerated in a manner which provides for their medical, nutritional, hygienic, legal, and spiritual needs. Available jail program services are designed to provide opportunities to improve the lives of inmates both during and after incarceration in order to reduce recidivism.” (San Mateo, Slide 2). When it comes to…
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