When the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Jail in Largo, Florida ran out of space in their jail due to inmate overcrowding, it built a new 796-bed facility and outfitted it with Spacesaver mobile storage systems to maximize bed space and minimize ancillary support space.
“We used Spacesaver shelving in an older building and loved it,” explained Richard Bailey, administrative sergeant. “When we were planning the new facility it was important to maximize inmate bed space; it helped to justify the construction costs to taxpayers. To do that, we needed to minimize support space such as storage areas.”
Mobile systems are in use in several areas including classification, general supply, property and medical records storage. “We developed a transition team that was very involved in deciding what specific department needs were and that guided the entire construction process. We didn’t want anything to get by. The Spacesaver team accommodated any changes and would adjust the systems if needed,” said Bailey.