The brig was a detention facility aboard starships and Starfleet shore facilities, which took its name from ancient nautical tradition. On Stardate 1314.2, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 crew created a makeshift brig at Delta Vega. In an attempt to contain Charlie Evans, he was locked into the Enterprise brig, but he immediately escaped by using his powers to make the wall disappear.
The brig possessed systems to enable the release of prisoners if continued detention would result in their death. On Stardate 1207.3, Michael Burnham was able to engage these systems when a hull breach caused catastrophic damage to the U.S.S. Shenzhou NCC-1227 brig. With only minutes of air remaining, the computer enabled her release from captivity.
Notes and References
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- Trimble, Bjo. Star Trek Concordance. Book, revised and updated edition. Citadel Press, 1995.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Charlie X." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 7. Directed by Lawrence Dobkin. Story by Gene Roddenberry. Teleplay by D.C. Fontana. Desilu Productions, 15 September 1966.
- Fuller, Bryan & Roddenberry, Eugene & Roth, Trevor & Goldsman, Akiva & Kadin, Heather & Berg, Gretchen J. & Harberts, Aaron & Kurtzman, Alex (Executive Producers). "Battle at the Binary Stars." Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 2. Directed by Adam Kane. Story by Bryan Fuller. Teleplay by Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts. CBS Entertainment, 24 September 2017.