In February of this year, 361 people were killed in a prison fire in Comayagua, Honduras. This is the deadliest fire of this type in recent years. The National Fire Protection Association visited the site and created a report based on the lessons learned. Read the article here, Lessons from Comayagua.
Fire prevention and life safety requirements for detention and correctional facilities can be found in NFPA 101:23. This standard covers new construction and classification, sprinkler protection, smoke detection, fire alarm systems, combustible contents, and separation of modules.
OnlineCriminalJusticeDegree.com has created this infographic detailing American prison spending and incarceration rates.
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