Lexington-Fayette County Detention Center
the late spring of 1998 CMW, partnering with DMJM Architects in
New York, Jacobs Facilities in Saint Louis, and the Dick Corporation
in Pittsburgh, were selected to provide the total Design / Build
package for the new $60,000,000 facility to be constructed on a
71-acre site on Old Frankfort Pike, which is classified as a Scenic
Byway. One of our primary objectives, and an overriding factor
in our team being selected, was our sensitivity to planning a 400,000+
square foot detention facility that was compatible with the surrounding
horse farms. After evaluating the site and programming master
plan, it was determined that our facility would reflect an equine
theme. From Old Frankfort Pike the facility Administration
building resembles a large horse barn sitting on a hill.
The secure inmate area is actually behind the Administration building
on the backside of the hill and not seen from Old Frankfort Pike.
and innovative state of the art items include:
Supervision Model with Sub-Dayrooms allows for direct or indirect
operations depending on need.
visitation takes place at each inmate-housing pod, which minimizes
inmate movement and maximizes staff efficiencies.
recreation areas are at each housing pod, which also minimizes
inmate movement, which lessens potential for security/inmate problems.
Facility in Compliance with the Kentucky Jail Standards
low-maintenance materials used throughout the facility, i.e.,
stainless steel at visitation frames, inmate table and bench tops,
shower ceilings and plumbing fixtures; ground face concrete blocks
in the booking area and corridors, and smooth fiberglass panels
at the kitchen walls and ceilings.
electronic security systems within the facility are state of the
art. For example, pneumatic locks are used throughout, as
is proximity card access control, graphic panels at all pod staff
stations with mouse controlled security monitors in the central
control room and duress alarms, both at staff stations and carried
by staff. This project was completed ahead of schedule and
under budget in May 2000. There were no change orders under
the design/build agreement.