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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.

The Ward County Jail Expansion was completed seven months ahead of schedule, saving the taxpayers $250,000 on inmate room and board alone.

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"The job was set up to succeed before a shovel hit the ground. We were ahead of schedule because of all of the great decisions made throughout the project by the entire team. JLG has been outstanding to work with"
Brian Kunz, Adolfson+Peterson Construction