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I think the door was purely for cinematic purposes. I was actually googling around for some further information and found that TV Tropes had an interesting section on Tailor-Made prisons. To paraphrase from their article, they mentioned how having such a prison distinguishes the prisoner and makes them appear more dangerous and isolated. That much is ...


All prisons I know of either have standard sliding steel cell doors with no glass, or (in a SuperMax) are steel "storm" doors with a small window at eye level as well as a slot no bigger than a few inches, where meals can be handed to prisoners or prisoners can back up to in order to allow a guard to handcuff them before opening the door. That door in ...

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