Holding Cells


WireCrafters Style 840 partition system is used to build prisoner holding cells in correctional and detention centers across the country. This versatile system can be configured to meet facility needs with standard parts.  Unique design prevents access to hardware from the secure side of the enclosure. System installs fast with standard hand tools; uses heavy 3/8 assembly hardware.  Open but secure design allows free circulation of existing lighting, HVAC, and fire suppression systems throughout enclosure.  Heavy duty options available for facilities requiring additional security.

Free design and layout assistance available.

WireCrafters standard mortise cylinder lock, a self-locking device with a spring action tongue, can be used in this application. We also offer a dead bolt style lock, and a high security totally concealed self-locking/dead bolt lock. Top and bottom slide bolts may also be added to the door. Customer specified locks may be integrated into the system as well.  

Anchorable 10-gauge steel benches may be added to the cell or purchased separately.
 Seat: formed 11-gauge sheet metal, 10" wide. 
 Legs: Pedestal-style, welded 2" x 2" x 14-gauge steel. 
 Mounting plates: 4" x 9" base plates with four 3/8" anchors. 
 Lengths: 4'0", 6'0", and 8'0".  Corner units available. 
 Options: Seat width, bench length, mounting brackets, cuff rail.

Bench Handcuff Rail
A 1" diameter steel pipe may be added to the bench for prisoner lockdown. The pipe is securely welded on both ends and centered 2-1/2" from the face side of the bench. If the full-length rail is not desired, single forged steel eyelets can be placed at customer specified positions along the face of the bench.


Holding Cells

  • Twenty standard sized panels 4' 0" or 5' 0" high by 1' 0" to 10' 0" wide.
  • Stack two or more panels between posts to reach wall height.
  • Standard size panels work in ceilings and walls.
  • Custom size panels and special heights available.
  • Hinged, double hinged, sliding, and vertical rise gates available.
  • Sliding doors have patented tamper resistant latch mechanism.
  • Angle frame design gives installer clear access to hardware, speeding installation.
  • Assembly hardware is inaccessible from the secured side of the partition.
  • Standard 3/8" mounting hardware is the heaviest in the industry.
  • Heavy duty options available.
  • Panels may be ordered with any mesh, expanded metal, sheet metal, or clear Lexan.