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Last updated: February 24, 2017

Storing Inmate Property & Clothing in Less Space

powered compact mobile shelving stores detention center inmate propertyInmate property departments can quickly run out of storage space. This was the case of one detention center who had outgrown their space to the point of it becoming a safety issue, especially with their laundry and garment racks. The outdated system needed to be replaced and their capacity needed to be increased, but expanding their facility was out of the question. Compact mobile shelving was installed and instantly doubled storage capacity for long-term inmate property without any costly construction. (see more public safety storage solutions)

More Organized & Accessible Inmate Property Storage

The department's laundry and garment rack experienced frequent breakdowns and bags falling apart and off hangers, making staff have to crawl and bend to retrieve dropped items. They also store both long-term and short-term inmate property and needed a storage solution with the capacity to grow with the inmate population.

mechanical assist mobile shelving doubles storage capacity for long term inmate propertyA powered high density compact mobile shelving system was designed to optimize their existing vertical and horizontal space, which doubled their storage capacity in the same footprint. Inmate property is now stored in labeled totes on adjustable shelving that is organized and easy to access. The compact mobile shelving has not only saved space, but has also cut drastically on lost property and reduced odors in the long-term inmate property storage area.

Because of the space savings offered by the powered mobile system, the department was also able to add mechanical-assist compact mobile shelving with larger shelves in the same area for bulk property that were previously stored in satellite storage areas.

The two high density compact shelving systems have optimized their limited space, improved accessibility, cut down on lost property, and doubled staff efficiency. Clean, neat, and accessible storage has reduced the stress on staff and has made accessing property much more convenient. The department has even gained open space for future expansion.

Contact Us for Compact Mobile Shelving for Inmate Property

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for compact mobile shelving systems that double storage capacity for long-term inmate property in a smaller footprint than static storage. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


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