specifications. Fencing will be a minimum of 12 feet in height plus an 18- to 24-inch top guard,
preferably spring-type, constructed on all vertical perimeter fences and on interior fences when
added security is desirable. Based on local determination, some fencing may require installation of
a double overhang (overhang fencing both outward and inward). Razor or concertina wire may be
substituted for overhangs when determined appropriate by the ACS commander. Perimeter fencing
will be installed so that escape underneath the fence is not possible. A minimum 12foot clear zone
will be maintained between perimeter fences. A minimum 20foot clear zone will be maintained on
the exterior of the outer most perimeter fence. The use of concertina or razor wire as additional
barrier protection at the top and bottom of perimeter fencing is authorized.
42. Guard towers should be constructed of materials that are compatible or the same as the overall
facility's material and will be spaced so guards have an uninterrupted view of a minimum of 80
yards in any direction along the perimeter fence. The entire perimeter should be completely
observed as well as all parts of the exercise yard. The towers will be of such height that the exercise
yard exterior fencing and the roofline of the confinement facility can be observed.
43. Security lighting. Adequate outside security lighting will be provided and will have wire mesh
or safety glass covering for protection against breakage by thrown objects. Lights will be focused
or shaded to prevent a glare in the eyes of guards at fixed posts. Perimeter and interior lighting will
be used to ensure observation of all likely avenues of attempted escape.
44. An emergency power generator will be provided and will be located outside the perimeter
fence, when possible. If located inside the perimeter fence, the generator will be adequately secured
and controlled. A weekly inspection and a monthly load-bearing test of the generator will be
conducted and made a matter of record in the daily blotter.
45. Patrol roads or paths will be provided around the perimeter of the facility as required for access
46. Adequate equipment required for effective and efficient administration and operation of the
regional confinement facility will be provided. Necessary tools and equipment for prisoner work
and training activities will be maintained. Fire protection devices, alarm systems, and locking
devices will be installed IAW applicable standards. Adequate means for identification photographs
and fingerprinting will be available.
47. An intercommunications system, independent of and in addition to an adequate telephone
system, for communication among guard towers, gates, prisoner living and segregation areas,
prisoner processing areas, the dining facility, and a central communication station.
48. Appropriate space will be set aside and necessary equipment provided for religious services to
be conducted under the supervision of the chaplain. If possible, a separate chapel should be
maintained and not used for any other purpose.
49. Recreational equipment, recreational equipment space, and secure outdoor areas for prisoner
recreation and training programs.
50. Riot control devices will be readily available in the event of an emergency. Such items will be
secured and located in an area separate from the prisoner population.