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Padding for Prisons, Jails & Corrections

Are you in need of a padded jail cell or prison cell to ensure the safety of inmates and staff in your correctional facility? Gold Medal Safety Padding has been successfully used in numerous correctional facilities in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, China and all around the world. Not only does quality safety padding from Gold Medal help reduce the facility’s potential liability from inmates but it also can decrease the number of potential worker’s compensation claims. And remember – Gold Medal Safety Padding is the only product on the market that provides repair kits for on-site usage by your staff!
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What is the purpose of a padded cell in corretional facilities?

Padded jail cells may also be known as padded prison cells, de-escalation rooms, cool-down rooms, seclusion rooms, violent rooms, or padded cell systems. These rooms are used to create an environment completely removed from outside distractions, facilitating de-escalation within a safe environment. These rooms are typically equipped with floor and wall padding and can also involve impact-absorbing floor tiles and other safety features. Padded jail cells are typically used when inmates become a danger to staff or themselves through aggressive or violent behavior toward others or themselves. A padded safety room is a much better option for both the inmate and staff than going to an extreme that could pose harm to the inmate or the staff. Since a padded jail cell is the most humane option for the inmate and staff in these extreme situations you could even say it would be irresponsible to not provide a padded room as an option. Examples of when a padded cell might be used could include inmates going through a significant detox from alcohol or drugs, an inmate with violent anger issues, an inmate showing signs of a potential suicide attempt, or other behavior that poses a potential threat to the inmate or staff. It is a great option to remove potential risks using a padded cell.

Does my correctional facility need a padded jail cell for safety?

In general, you want to use a jail cell if de-escalation and other preventive strategies have failed and there remains the immediate potential for harm to the inmate or other people. We also like the term “de-escalation room” because ultimately, what we all want is to have inmates calm enough where there is no potential danger to inmates or staff. In other words, padded jail cells should be seen as one of the tools in your de-escalation toolbox.

Of course, all tools should only be used for their intended use. Padded cells should never be used as punishment or to create unnecessary mental or physical suffering. A padded jail cell is meant for SAFETY of inmates and staff. Any tool in the corrections industry can be misused and it is important corrections facility administrators create clear and appropriate guidelines of how to utilize a padded jail cell for the good of all involved as well as enforce those guidelines.

Gold Medal Safety Padding has been a fixture in Detention and Correctional Facilities since 1974. We have installed cell padding within Correctional Facilities in all 50 states. Marathon Engineering uses its own, specially trained crew for the initial installation. Gold Medal Safety Padding is the only product on the market that provides repair kits for on-site usage by your staff and faculty!

We would love the opportunity to discuss how a padded safety room from Gold Medal Safety Padding could be the right option for your healthcare facility. For more details on how we can help healthcare or other industries with safety padding, please contact us online or by phone at 239-303-7378 (USA), or 416-572-7753 (Canada).

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