Containment standards for humanoid objects
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Purpose of the containment cells and general guidelines.

In order to reduce the cost and labour involved in the development of containment conditions for each newly discovered SCP subject, for the common class of humanoids SCPs, that is, anomalous subjects with a morphology, physiology and basic needs similar to those of normal Homo sapiens, the Foundation has developed standard containment conditions and standard cells that provide living conditions that meet both the safety of SCP objects, basic comfort and ethical standards regarding the handling of sentient beings, as well as the requirements established to maintain the safety of human subjects.

Standard cells are designed to be suitable for the vast majority of low-hazard locations, with little to no modification, for that reason extensive studies of Foundation containment experience were conducted, and based on the results of these studies some purpose-specific designs were integrated into the construction of said cells in order to counteract various anomalous effects.

The standard S-1 type cells are designed for permanent containment of humanoid objects featuring the following charasteristics: enhanced security threat and disruptive potential (particularly high physical strength, body modifications with built-in means of attack, harmful radiations and exudations, etc.), aggressive or hostile behaviour, whether intentional or not (distorted perception of reality, mental deviation, lack of self-control or susceptibility to external control), apparent disloyalty, malicious insubordination to the disciplinary actions.

S-2-type cells are designed for the permanent containment of humanoid objects, which are not likely to respond maliciously. They are usually victims of their own anomalous traits and therefore willing and eager to assist in suppressing or neutralizing their effects, or are themselves former employees of the Foundation who have been subjected to various anomalous influences and whose loyalty is not in doubt. Transfer to a S-2 cell is recommended after completion of the primary research cycle. Such transfer can be authorized provided the behaviour is friendly or non-aggressive, and no dangerous physical or mental illnesses are present.

High-security containment cell (Type S-1)


S-1 cell model

Cell dimensions: length - 4 m, width - 3 m, height - 3 m.

The walls, floor and ceiling are made of reinforced concrete and fitted with mountings for protective cover panels (lead for radioactive subjects, soft materials for mentally unstable humanoids, etc.) Light bulbs and video cameras are fixed to the ceiling and protected by armoured glass. The lamps are fitted with light filter mounts. As it would be difficult to record sound through the armoured glass, additional compact concealed microphones are placed in the ceiling or ceiling panel. The intercom is located on the wall near the entrance door.

The cell is equipped with a fire extinguishing sprinkler system.

Ventilation: vent duct outlet, 15x15 cm, positioned in the ceiling. Possibility to redirect the airflow to the filter-ventilation system (in case of gas, spores, etc.). It is possible to introduce tranquilliser gas into the cell.

Sanitary appliances: metal sink, water supplied through a short spigot coming out of the wall, at the push of a button; metal toilet bowl, built into the wall.

The shower booth is located in the corner and is enclosed by a plastic curtain. The shower head is built into the ceiling and the water supply is switched on/off by pressing a button in the wall. Drainage hole is covered by a grille. The drain can be redirected to a filter system (in case of hazardous waste).

Furniture: 0.7 m high, 1.5 m wide, 2.2 m long concrete elevation is used as a bed. Folding table (ABS plastic, swivel mount - no legs). Bedding and bath accessories at personnel's discretion.

The waste chute hatch is located in the wall; the waste chute leads directly to the incinerator shaft (can be covered by a grid to inspect the waste disposed).

High comfort containment cell (Type S-2)


S-2 cell model

The cell consists of two rooms: a living unit (5x3 m) and a bathroom (2x2 m). The ceiling height is 3 meters.

The walls, floor and ceiling are made of reinforced concrete and fitted with mountings for the protective cover panels (see above).

The walls may be painted or wallpapered. Bathroom walls may only be painted. Living room flooring is linoleum. The bathroom floor is tiled.

Ventilation: vent duct outlet, 15x15 cm, positioned in the ceiling and covered by a grille. Possibility to redirect the airflow to the filter-ventilation system. It is possible to introduce tranquilliser gas into the cell.

Bathroom equipment: combined bathroom, shower booth and metal sink with ball tap. Large wall mirror made of PMMA acrylic, plastic shelf for personal belongings. It is possible to redirect the drain into a filter system.

Lamps serving both as lighting source and video surveillance system are attached to the ceiling. The lamps are equipped with light filter mounts. There is an intercom on the wall near the entrance door.

The cell is equipped with a fire extinguishing sprinkler system.

Furniture: iron bed with wire mesh base bolted to the floor with matress on top. Two chairs and two tables - a desk and a coffee table - made from ABS plastic. A nightstand and cupboard for personal belongings. Shelf for books. TV screen in a wall recess covered by armoured glass, connected to a DVD player, audio system.

The waste chute hatch is located in the wall.

Airlock cell equipment

Sealed airlocks are located in front of the entrance to the S-1 and S-2 cells, each containing an emergency decontamination kit for personnel. A special compartment, marked with a red cross, holds emergency equipment (anaesthetic and resuscitation drugs, trauma and resuscitation kits, and a blood supply for transfusion).

Domestic aspects

Meals are provided 3 times a day. Only plastic dishes and cutlery are provided.

The S-1 cell is cleaned once a month, the S-2 cell once every fortnight by the Foundation's maintenance staff or by the subject itself upon their consent.

Clothing: red uniform with a white number of the subject on the back and chest (format: Safe/Euclid/Keter SCP-*** ), made of cotton fabric; one set is issued every 2 weeks.

Footwear: crocs - one pair issued every 6 months.

A bed set is replaced once a month. Four towels are provided per month. A hygiene kit is replenished each time the cell is cleaned.

The supply of books, films and music CDs is allowed; though a list of potential entertainment items must be approved by the Object Supervisor

Smokers are given nicotine patches.

Once a month, the subject undergoes a precautionary health check-up. Once every three months, ta Foundation psychologist is to conduct an evaluation of the subject.

Water supply, lighting, electrical appliances (collectively or separately) can be remotely disabled from the guard post.

Rights and duties of the subject

A person in custody shall have the right to

  • Use the equipment in the cell for its intended purpose.
  • File a complaint about misconduct committed by Foundation staff; incoming complaints should be sent to the Ethics Committee.
  • Submit one application per month requesting improvements to the accommodation (provision of entertainment products, extra hygiene items, non-standard clothing and footwear).
  • Submit one application per month for hairdressing services.
  • Submit one application per week for a change of dietary menu.

All applications must be reviewed by the Object Supervisor, who decides whether or not they should be carried out.

A person in custody shall be obliged to

  • Obey the orders of Foundation staff without question (with the exception of support staff, but attempts to interfere with their work should be considered a breach of containment procedures and dealt with by security staff).

Disciplinary sanctions

Failure to obey orders, breach of the rules of conduct, damage to the Foundation's property and aggressive behaviour towards staff members are punishable by stricter containment measures:

  • Transfer to a S-1 type cell.
  • Termination of personal enquiries.
  • Restriction of entertainment products.
  • In case of a repeated offense, transfer to an induced coma (requires approval by the Ethics Committee, Object Supervisor, Site Supervisor and one representative of the O5 Council).
  • Escape attempts are considered a violation of containment procedures and are punishable in accordance with the containment protocol of the particular facility.
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