Green River Correctional Facility
Central City, Kentucky
began on this new 55,000 square foot facility in March 1998.
Located in Central City, Kentucky, it is a two-story, medium-security
male dormitory, initially planned to house 314 inmates. It
is designed to accommodate future growth, with the inclusion of
roughed-in cells that can be completed when funding is available.
by poor soil conditions within the confines of the prison's perimeter
fence, the new dorm was initially located outside the previous security
perimeter. This site planning resulted in several advantages,
including better soil conditions, minimal disruption to the daily
operations of the existing prison, and reduced construction time
and cost due to the elimination of contractor security check points.
Upon completion, the security perimeter was extended to encompass