The National Institute of Justice Construction Information Exchange offers a number of services to help corrections officials plan, finance, design and build new prisons and jails. Among the services the network offers are:
* information from a newly completed questionnaire on criminal justice complex facilities and facilities serving special needs inmates;
* a construction data base featuring more than 500 listings nationwide; and
* the Construction Reference and Referral Service.
A recent survey collected new information from criminal justice facilities across the nation. Questionnaires returned by corrections officials and architects reveal new data in two key areas: (1) detention and holding facilities with law enforcement or court components located within the same complex, and (2) facilities that serve special inmate populations such as drug offenders, women, the elderly and inmates infected …