Ward County Jail Expansion
Minot, North Dakota
Ward County has been in need of a jail expansion for over a decade. The current 52 cell facility, built in 1981, has proven itself inadequate in light of recent population growth. JLG began working with Ward County in 2005 after a successful RFQ and interview process.
The client had one primary goal; provide more inmate holding cells to alleviate the tremendous overcrowding issue. The proposed 65,000 SF, 4 story, addition and remodel will add 100 new cells. Also included are new inmate recreation areas, public lobby/entrance, visitation areas, administrative offices and inmate health services.
The building also includes state-of-the-art security upgrades and technology in order to provide a safe and secure environment for inmates and staff. Precast concrete wall and structural systems, as well as prefabricated steel holding cells, will be utilized to allow for a fast tracked construction process.
The Ward County Jail Expansion was completed seven months ahead of schedule, saving the taxpayers $250,000 on inmate room and board alone.
Brian Kunz, Adolfson+Peterson Construction