Court security inspectors' offices do not require location adjacent to or contiguous to USMS
space with U.S. Court facilities. These offices are located to support U.S. Courts within an
entire court circuit.
Specific Design Requirements. The following information clarifies information contained
within the USCDG, specifically Chapter 10. In addition, please refer to Requirements and
Specifications for Special Purpose and Support Space, May 1992 edition, prepared by the
USMS Administrative Service Division for specific specifications of security equipment
required in the USMS area.
Administrative and Clerical Areas. The administrative and clerical areas assigned to USMS
will be constructed in accordance to standards and regulations contained in the FPMR and
PBS-PQ100.1. The U.S. Marshal will be provided the highest quality finished identified for
office space in this document and PBS-PQ100.1. Upgrades requested for this office beyond
those specified in the FPMR and PBS-PQ100.1 will be provided on a reimbursable basis.
Construction Requirements for Structurally Modified Detention Areas (SP-3A). The
construction requirements for cell, sallyport, processing, and prisoner-side of secure interview
room spaces used to detain prisoners within Federal courthouses are provided in the
Requirements and Specifications for Special Purpose and Support Space.
Sprinkler heads should not be placed within the detention cells. Detention-type sprinkler
heads should be placed strategically within detention sallyports or prisoner corridors.
All detention space is controlled and monitored by U.S. Marshals. There are to be no "panic
bars" or door releases inside detention space. If an emergency develops, prisoners are put
under physical controls or restraints, and removed from the facility.
Detention cell security requirements should not be compromised to meet accessibility
requirements. If USMS takes into custody a physically handicapped person, USMS can elect
not to place the individual into a general population cell. The detainee will be placed into the
custody of a deputy and taken to appropriately equipped facilities within the building.
Detention space and all equipment and fixtures are specified for short-term maximum security
requirements. Equipment should not be installed that could be utilized to harm prisoners or
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