Project 33: Diversion Center

Project Statement

This project will construct a Diversion/Work Release Center to house non-violent inmates that have been sentenced to a work release program. This project may include the design and construction of an estimated 8,000 square foot facility and related infrastructure on a location to be determined. The facility may be designed to house up to 72 male inmates in an open dormitory style sleeping area. The facility may include restrooms, showers, laundry, vending and food service areas for the inmates. It is planned as a minimum-security facility.

Project Update

The Diversion/Work Release Center project was planned to house non-violent and minimum security inmates that have been sentenced to a work release program and do not have to be housed in the main Jail complex. The Diversion/Work Release Center is located within the Public Safety Campus on Lexington Road.

The Project includes a Center facility of approximately 13,000 square feet for fifty (50) single beds with expansion to double bunk beds sleeping eighty (80) inmates in a dormitory type configuration with required restroom, laundry, food service, and day room areas, adequate security and administrative areas, and designated meeting and counseling space for operation of rehabilitation programs. The Project also includes approximately seventy-five (75) parking spaces for Center staff, inmate transportation, and visitors. The facilities were designed and constructed to meet LEED Certification standards in accordance with the ACC LEED policy and criteria.

Key Project Statistics

  • Designer: Precision Planning, Inc.
  • Contractor: Kevin Price General Contractors, Inc.
  • Sponsor: ACC Corrections
  • Project Manager: Kenneth Crellen
  • Original SPLOST Budget: $970,000
  • Amended Budget: $3,514,000
  • Total Cost: $3,514,000
  • Completion Date: May 2012