Koch Corporation has installed Hopes Steel Guard Series Steel Detention Windows in prisons across the US for several decades and remains a leading installer for these products with over 30 years experience. Hopes Windows has been a long standing leader in the production of detention and security windows during their 100 plus years of business. It is said that Hopes windows often outlast the buildings in which they are installed! We install even the most difficult security and detention windows despite the odd shaped openings many of the aged buildings present. Often there is an issue with asbestos and lead due to the age of the buildings but Koch is able to self-perform all abatement mitigation.
In the 1930s when Wallkill Correctional Facility was designed by the renowned architect, Alfred Hopkins, there were some very unique features in the design of the facility. Some of those features were recreation rooms for each floor of the prison buildings, classrooms in the basements and two chapels built in close proximity to the housing units. The most unique feature for that time period however, was the fact that the individual cells did not have plumbing, but rather there were bathrooms connected to each gallery, and the cells (more accurately called, rooms) were not locked, unless by the inmate who had the key.
- Wallkill, NY
- Security Windows