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Improving Detainee Welfare

Accuracy and integrity of cell visit reports entered in custody logs have for some time been an issue of concern. These have created an area of uncertainty as to the reliability of the information gathered, leading to challenges from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) inspection audits and investigations into detainee complaints of mistreatment whilst in custody.
This white paper discusses the level of detainee welfare in police custody and the issues that contribute to the standard of care provided by police officers.
Record keeping detainee information is one of the issues for custody officers. The current method used in custody is mentioned and some examples of reports are given, that back up the argument that it is inefficient and why it needs to be replaced.

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Case Study - New Cork Prison locks down with Lava Access Control

Cork Prison is a closed, medium security prison for adult males. It is the committal prison for counties Cork, Kerry and Waterford.  Conditions in the old prison were wholly inadequate, both in terms of its size and its lack of in-cell sanitation.  Construction of a new €45m prison in Cork commenced in January 2014 and opened in February 2016.  The new prison was designed to accommodate 169 cells with an operational capacity 275.  Optimising the security of the new prison was one of the core infrastructural considerations for the Prison Service.

Lava Group designed and developed an Access Control and Door Locking system tailored to the needs of Cork prison which included the supply, installation and commissioning of all related equipment.

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