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Inside Suffolk County's new jail facility

In the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility in

In the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank, a correction officer mans an entire pod. (March 22, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suffolk's new county jail -- a $185 million facility mandated by the state and dubbed by County Executive Steve Bellone as a "Taj Mahal" -- opens when the first of 440 prisoners arrive during the first week of April 2013.

In this part of the new Suffolk County
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

In this part of the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility, in Yaphank, 60 inmates can stay in a dorm. Inmates sleep in open areas because there are no separate cells. (March 22, 2013)

In the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility, in
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

In the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility, in Yaphank, there are twenty cells with showers inside. (March 22, 2013)

An example of a cell within the new
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

An example of a cell within the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility, in Yaphank. (March 22, 2013)

In the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility in
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

In the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank, a correction officer mans an entire pod. (March 22, 2013)

A part of a pod is shown in
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A part of a pod is shown in this photo of the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank. (March 22, 2013)

A part of a pod is shown in
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A part of a pod is shown in this photo of the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank. (March 22, 2013)

The visiting area in the new Suffolk County
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The visiting area in the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility, in Yaphank, contains round stools for the inmates and rectangle stools for visitors. (March 22, 2013)

A part of a pod is shown in
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A part of a pod is shown in this photo of the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank. (March 22, 2013)

Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco stands in one
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco stands in one of the four pods at the new Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank. (March 22, 2013)

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