Big Data for Everyone

Big Data: What is it? It’s a commonly used term but one with many definitions. In its simplest iteration, big data is a concise term for the aggregation of smaller data – things like the information from a web form,…
Maintenance

Sierra Control System Maintenance Features

One of the principle advantages of an integrated controls system is its ability to present various facility functions to the user as though they were a single system. Access control, cameras, intercom, building automation systems, utilities, and almost any other…
VideoVisitation

Video Visitation

History and Advantages of Video Visitation Allowing inmates to see friends, family, and other visitors has long been a humane concession to the otherwise rigid confines of life inside a correctional institution, but because they require close proximity between prisoners…

Advantages and Disadvantages of Construction Delivery Methods

In construction, each project presents unique challenges. Various delivery methods accommodate these challenges to meet the different needs of each owner. Competitive Bid (Design/Bid/Build), Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), and Design/Build projects have emerged as the most popular and most…
Definition

Jail vs. Prison: Histories of the Words

In common speech, terms like jail, prison, and penitentiary are used more or less interchangeably, but these words actually have varied histories. In the world of modern corrections, the distinction breaks down like this: Jail: Short-term holding, typically in anticipation…