Detention Facilities and Correctional Facilities Calculator

Calculate Detention Facilities and Correctional Facilities

How many detention facility and correctional facility buildings, or portions thereof, must have accessibility features? Try out the calculator! And remember…
  • Detention facilities include, but are not limited to, jails, detention centers, and holding cells in police stations. Correctional facilities include, but are not limited to, prisons, reformatories, and correctional centers.
  • Accessible cells or rooms should be dispersed among different levels of security, housing categories, and holding classifications.
  • Where special holding cells or special housing cells are provided, at least one cell serving each purpose shall provide mobility features complying with 807.2 of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Cells subject to this requirement include, but are not limited to, those used for purposes of orientation, protective custody, administrative or disciplinary detention or segregation, detoxification, and medical isolation.
  • At least 5 percent, but no fewer than one, of cubicles shall comply with 902 on both the visitor and detainee sides. Where counters are provided, at least one shall comply with 904.4.2 on both the visitor and detainee or inmate sides.
  • Where solid partitions or security glazing separate visitors from detainees or inmates at least one of each type of cubicle or counter partition shall comply with 904.6.
You can find more information about accessible detention facilities in the 2010 ADA Standards, Section 232 and Section 904.
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