Newton, New Jersey
Area: 48,000 sq. ft.
This delicate balance was achieved with the design and construction of the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. Conceived as a state-of-the-art detention center when constructed, this building has often been used as a prototype for new prison construction. Innovations include a completely barless prison with high impact glass replacing traditional bars in the cell structure, complete computer automation with small sensors within the cells to allow guards to remotely monitor detainee activity, and prisoner segregation for command and control functions. The two story day rooms allowed prisoners to exercise and communicate while allowing guards to easily oversee all activities.