Ward County Jail Expansion
Minot, North Dakota
Ward County was in need of a jail expansion for over a decade. The existing 52 cell facility, built in 1981, had proven itself inadequate in light of recent population growth. JLG began working with Ward County in 2005. The client had one primary goal; provide more inmate holding cells to alleviate the tremendous overcrowding issue. The 65,000 SF, 5 story, addition and remodel added 100 new cells. Also included were 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, were utilized to allow for a fast tracked construction process.
Brian Kunz, Adolfson+Peterson Construction