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Ward County Jail Expansion Minot, North Dakota

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.

Design is scheduled to be complete by the end of June and early bid package construction should start in July.

civic expansion government jail ward county

one primary goal; provide more inmate holding cells to alleviate the tremendous overcrowding issue
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