Project 1: Jail Expansion

Project Summary

Through new construction and renovation efforts of Jail facilities, the jail can house approximately 780 inmates, includes 22,000 sq. ft. of building space, and 11 separate inmates housing areas. Administrative and core functional support spaces were built to allow an additional 400 inmates when expansion of inmate housing areas are needed. All housing areas utilize direct inmate supervision methods. Housing areas include one classification unit, five open dormitory units, two hybrid units mixed with two men cell/dormitory units, one 4 men cell units, one special needs unit (for medical and mental health), and one special housing unit (for behavioral and classification based). Additional rooms include classrooms, a library and a multimedia room. A hearing room and Judges Chambers were also installed for inmates awaiting trial. Special lighting and plumbing were installed to decrease daily operational costs. Body Worn Cameras were provided for jail staff to record interactions with inmates. New cameras and a new security system were also installed throughout the jail.

Key Project Statistics

  • Designer: Rosser International
  • Contractor: McKnight Construction Co.
  • Program Manager: Jacobs Engineering
  • Sponsor: Sheriff Department
  • Original SPLOST Budget: $76,645,000
  • Amended Budget: $67,943,419
  • Total Cost: $65,885,782.60
  • Completion Date: October 2017