The Centrifugal Sally Port Singleton Sortation System Solution
The system comes with a complete set of instructions posted both inside & outside the sally port, complete with clear illustrations, explaining the tasks required to complete the emancipation process.
Prisoners attempting the undertake the emancipation process do so entirely at their own risk.
The first sortation is by aptitude & a certain minimal level of mechanical competency. Those prisoners not capable of following instructions will have to adapt themselves to prison life indefinitely, or assume the various risks as described below.
The interior chamber features a centrifugal sortation mechanism. The interior door opens for a fixed interval upon inserted coin weight exceeding the price counter-weight, this easily modified as the price of freedom fluctuates with market forces. The prisoner enters.
The system is in its first operating state. It is driven by a mechanical stepper actuated by sisal twine connecting linkages. As each step is completed, actuators or timers trigger the stepper state advance step wise, until the emancipation cycle is completed, the door opening for a fixed interval, during which the freed prisoner exits, then closes. Each step has a timer-driven delay which, if exceeded, resets the chamber to its initial state, the interior door opens and the prisoner, bereft of his coin, returns to from whence he came, likely motivated in future to read the instructions more carefully.
First the prisoner ready to be freed, once inside, must wind all the timers, then charge all the springs, in the following order: carousel brake engage spring, inner then outer door spring assemblies, the centrifugal shaft main coil spring, hand and feet irons compression springs.
The irons are all formed to fit the normal range of adult human limbs - prisoners missing more than a single member, or having deformed or in any manner terribly oddly shaped limbs get extra rations, no freedom ever. All are briefed about the situation in their orientation session the first day, so no unhappy surprises later.
As soon as all timers have been wound & each spring is charged, the stepper advances, opening access to the carousel. The prisoner steps onto the carousel near the main shaft where there are positioned hand and feet irons.
Feet and hands are placed into the irons carefully one by one, feet followed by hands. In each, a contact button fires the compression spring, placing a good deal of tension upon each limb. Circulation may be inhibited, but only for a short while.
When the last spring is fired, the stepper advances, the shaft brake release latch is triggered, the carousel around the main shaft, tensioned by the pre-wound shaft coil spring, then starts rotating, rapidly gaining a rotational velocity sufficient to fire any hangers on or in any significant way improperly tethered prisoner into a wall studded with 12" sharpened spikes anchored upon 3" centers (the chamber is cleaned out nightly, or as found to be necessary). This is the main sortation phase.
After an interval sufficient to effect any necessary sortations, the stepper thereupon advances, firing the carousel brake engage. The brake arrests the carousel rotation moderately quickly. After a delay sufficient to ensure the shaft is stopped and vertigo has subsided, the stepper advances, the irons compression springs are unlatched, and the prisoner may disengage themselves from the irons, turn around, now prepared for the final exit sequence.
Being careful to avoid the aforementioned spikes, the prisoner then pushes the clearly marked external door release button, and is on his way. After the final delay, as previously described at the outset, the external door closes, the stepper resets to its initial state, the chamber now ready to service the next emancipation cycle.
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