Courthouses, Criminal Justice, Detention, & Containment Facilities
The U.S. criminal justice system houses 2.3 million people in more than 1,830 state prisons, 110 federal prisons, 1,722 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,134 local jails, and 219 immigrant detention facilities. That’s in addition to multiple military prisons, women’s facilities, detention-related medical hospitals, and rehabilitation centers for early release. The justice system also includes nearly 700 federal courthouses, along with thousands of local courthouses, police stations, and other public safety facilities like embassies. The health, safety and welfare of law enforcement personnel, employees, inmates, and patients, along with facility resources, is paramount.
As architects and law enforcement officials expand or design new containment or criminal justice centers, they workto achieve a necessary balance between form and aesthetics, within budgetary constraints. Today, there’s a complicated landscape of codes, requirements, and options to navigate. A key part of designing safe facilities is choosing the right mix of fire-rated and security glass to protect against fire and smoke, attacks caused by humans, and weather-related disasters.
A key part of designing safe facilities is choosing the right mix of protective, structural, and decorative glass to meet safety requirements, while improving the health and welfare of building occupants. McGrory Glass DEFEND™ security glazing offers targeted solutions across sectors.
McGrory’s DEFEND™ security glazing portfolio includes attack-resistant security glazing solutions for Criminal Justice, Education, Healthcare & Behavioral Health, and Retail & Base Build sectors. AttackDefend™, DefedEd™, DefendMed™, and DefendEntry™ are all available with fire-rated, ballistic, and decorative/privacy/one-way-vision options.