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Offline sunrayswench

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What is a lockdown?
« on: May 07, 2014, 12:31:44 am »
Lockdowns are where inmates are restricted to either their cells or their beds for a period of time. Inmates will be told to "rack up" by the Officers and then must stay in their cells or on their beds until the restriction is lifted for their dorm, wing or whole prison.

Lockdowns can be short (a few minutes) or last for an indefinite period.

Lockdowns can be for administrative or security purposes. Most TDCJ units have two main lockdowns per year, where the whole unit is thoroughly searched and planned manitenance may also be carried out such as the installation of new security cameras.

If you have any questions about lockdowns, post them below :)
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Re: What is a lockdown?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 10:17:57 pm »
It is possible for only a unit to be on lockdown or when one unit goes on lockdown do the whole prison go on lockdown?

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Re: What is a lockdown?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 12:25:40 am »
A lockdown can be for just a wing or a dorm in a prison, or for all inmates of a particular security level, or for the whole prison. It will depend on whether the lockdown is for specific security reasons, or if it is one of the twice-yearly lockdowns for "house cleaning".
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