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Nov 21, 2011
Male user wgaffney1731 2 posts

Topic: Security Central / Inmates barricading cell doors, Ideas to combat this Read for example of cell door

I wrote this on a earlier post but thought I’d make it it’s own topic. A big problem we have run into is people barricading themselves into their cells. Yes into, sounds dumb I know but if we can’t get them out we are very hesitant to use force due to the fact if something happens we can’t get to them. You say “wait it out”, but the problem goes beyond that, now we’d have a pod out of service, not to mention they basically are showing we are powerless to control. Explanation on how they are accomplishing barricading: Our cell doors are metal and are hinge doors,some have pass thrus in the middle of the doors, but the less security units don’t have them. Our locks are a single rolling locks located about the middle of the door. The lock rolls out from the wall when the door is shut and secures the door. The inmates are pushing the doors out and using books to jam in their side of the door frames causing the doors to exert pressure against the locks making them not roll back into the wall. We found that 3 big guys pushing on the doors makes the locks begin to rotate and after a long struggle they will open, with lots of force. Not very tactical and defiantly a hardship on the officer sacrificing shoulders against metal doors. Any thoughts or experience of defeating this type of behavior?

 
Nov 21, 2011
Male user wgaffney1731 2 posts

Topic: Security Central / Which cell extraction methods work best?

We deploy some of the same methods mentioned above. We utilize a few non lethal weapons, impact and spray type, they are not utilized till compliance only a way to disorient or off kilter the subject. A big problem we have run into is people barricading themselves into their cells. Yes into, sounds dumb I know but if we can’t get them out we are very hesitant to use force due to the fact if something happens we can’t get to them. You say “wait it out”, but the problem goes beyond that, now we’d have a pod out of service, not to mention they basically are showing we are powerless to control. Explanation on how they are accomplishing barricading: Our cell doors are metal and are hinge doors, some have pass thru in the middle of the doors, but the less security units don’t. Our locks are a single rolling locks located about the middle of the door. The lock rolls out from the wall when the door is shit and secures the door. The inmates are pushing the doors out and using books to jam in their side of the door frames causing the doors to exert pressure against the locks making them not roll back into the wall. We found that 3 big guys pushing on the doors makes the locks begin to rotate and after a long struggle they will open, with lots of force. Not very tactical and defiantly a hardship on the officer sacrificing shoulders against metal doors. Any thoughts or experience of defeating this type of behavior?




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