Cellblock / Offices / Control Center
This project is a build-out of 4,700 square feet of previously vacant space for the U.S. Marshals Service. It includes a 2,000 square foot detention block with three prisoner cells, a processing room, attorney interview rooms, prisoner storage, and sally ports for movement between secure, restricted, and public areas. The 2,700 square feet of office space includes a 350 square foot Command and Control Center, from which the USMS controls access to the entire building, adjacent to a 160 square foot Security Equipment Room.
The detention block portion of the space required the application of USMS design guide specifications for an access control system that integrates intercoms, duress alarms, scramble pads, magnetic door contacts, and door release buttons. This system is controlled by a graphic annunciator panel at a console located in the Command and Control Center, which was relocated from a mezzanine level to the first-floor renovation. The console also incorporates monitors for the CCTV system, which covers the entire building (including federal courtrooms), and for which new cameras were added for this project.