Inmate vandalism, fights and riots are a significant factor in costly damage to jails, prisons and correctional facilities. In addition to the costs involved, steel fixtures that are broken or damaged by inmates have the potential to become sharp weapons & contraband, creating dangerous situations for inmates and facility staff. There are several measures that correctional institutions can take to effectively prevent these dangerous situations from occurring and to keep fixtures in working order.
One such measure is to use access doors, roof hatches and other Elmdor Stoneman products made from durable materials, such as galvanized steel. This measure can save future costs because durable fixtures rarely need repair or replacement.
Elmdor Stoneman manufactures a variety of products for the correctional market. Access doors are installed flush with walls and are built specifically for institutional environments, such as prisons, jails and correctional facilities. Our products have been put to the test in this harsh environment and have exceeded requirements for correctional institutions.
Elmdor Stoneman specializes in constructing access doors, pipe isolators, roof hatches and flashing that stand up to harsh punishments within correctional facilities and fierce weather outside. These types of fixtures have been used in prison construction projects to help prevent damaging and costly acts of vandalism and weather.
Benefits of durable Elmdor Stoneman products in jails, prisons and other correctional facility applications include:
- Heavy gage galvanized steel construction, which adds durability and strength above that of other materials.
- Seamless welded construction and safety locks, which prevent inmates from using the fixture to hide dangerous items or for use as a weapon.
- Ideal for new construction or retrofit—fixtures can be engineered to fit existing rough-ins.
- Low maintenance and vandal-resistant—save money on repairs and replacements and keep prisons functional.