KANE, Pennsylvania-August 22, 2013 – Chicago’s Cook County Jail, the largest, single-site jail in the country, has recently completed construction on a 285,000 square foot facility featuring Kane Detention’s Vantage Wall woven rod barriers. The Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) and the Reception Classification Diagnostic Center (RCDC) which are both housed within the new structure, include maximum security solutions fabricated by the Pennsylvania-based manufacturing company.
The design for Cook County’s latest addition can be credited to Chicago-based Roula Associates Architects along with the Cook County Department of Corrections and the Cook County Office of Capital Planning & Policy.
The RTU-RCDC facility was created specifically to control the abundance of foot traffic into the receiving area of the Cook County Jail. Due to the daily influx of arrestees bussed in from 25
Kane Detention’s Vantage Wall Barrier systems were included in the sally port and outdoor recreation areas, to provide both safety and separation as inmates transition between all stages – from drop-off to classification. Approximately 1,300 SF of Vantage Wall and 8,000 SF of Vantage Wall Plus were used on the project. The latter product differs from typical woven rod barriers in its unique double-layer design. A stainless steel wire cloth with woven rod overlay aids in the prevention of contraband transfer, and completely eliminates the issue of detainee climbing.
The five-story Cook County Jail RTU-RCDC will serve as the central area for holding and transferring roughly 1500 male and female detainees. The structure is also expected to achieve LEED Silver certification through various sustainable features, such as advanced air handling units and a green roof.
To learn more about the Cook County Jail project, request the latest edition of Correctional News Magazine via www.correctionalnews.com.
About Kane Detention
The Kane Detention team draws experience from hundreds of thousands of successful detention product installations for jails, courthouses, prisons and other institutions requiring only the highest level(s) of security.
Kane Detention products are the preferred choice of the United States Marshals Service for secure areas in all federal courthouses. In addition, Kane has been chosen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to protect their commercial properties nationwide.