Scott County Detention Center
County had been trying to deal with its detention needs in an outdated
and inadequate facility for many years. Only through the assistance
of the Department of Corrections and numerous "band aid"
renovation projects had the existing jail been able to remain
addition, space in the Scott County Courthouse was cramped and more
room was needed to house the offices of the Administrative Office
of the Courts. That year, CMW prepared a feasibility study,
which indicated that Scott County could fill a 90-bed detention
solution was the Scott County Jail and Justice Building - a multi-level
combination judicial and detention center. The two areas
are connected, although divided by a fire and security wall. Controlled
access is available from the jail to the courtrooms.
detention center is a two-story building of 18,230 square feet.
It is designed for the addition of a future third floor,
which will add 30 beds. The facility's construction is reinforced
block masonry walls, brick exterior, pre-cast concrete plank floor
systems on structural steel framing, and a security elevator.
It consists of 90 beds for adult males and females with all levels
of custody, detoxification, holding, diversion/holding, and isolation
Justice building is a three-story building of 21,335 square feet.
Its construction is concrete block and brick exterior, concrete
floors on steel bar joists supported by a structural steel framing
system, gypsum board on steel stud interior partitions, painted
and vinyl wall covering, resilient tile and carpet for floors, acoustical
ceilings and an elevator. The circuit court has one courtroom, grand
jury room, twelve-man jury room, circuit judge's suite, court reporter's
office and law library. The district court has one small
courtroom and one large courtroom, district judge's suite and jury
room. Witness rooms are also provided for joint use. The
Circuit Clerk, Commonwealth Attorney, Sheriff and County Attorney
also have offices in the building.
on this project began in the spring of 1990 and was completed in
began design on this project in July 1987, and completed construction
documents in August 1989.