Equipment with stations that can be used for more than one exercise is an efficient way for administrations to be strategic with their spending. Adding and enhancing inmate recreation and programs accounts for only a small percentage of projects and improvements that a facility is responsible for in a fiscal year. Therefore, multi-purpose equipment is a strategic way that administrators can show their Warden, or Central Office, that they are mindful of the facility's bottom line.
Administrations should also recognize that the amount of space a piece of equipment requires, the more expensive it will be to install it. All fitness equipment and furniture in a correctional environment are anchored to concrete. So if you have a lot of equipment that takes up a lot of space, you are adding to labor costs, maintenance costs, and potential costs to install more concrete.