Minnesota Correctional Facility–Lino Lakes

Minnesota Correctional Facility–Lino Lakes

MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–LINO LAKES

Minnesota Correctional Facility–Lino Lakes

Minnesota Correctional Facility–Lino Lakes

Lino Lakes, Minn.

The team developed a housing unit plan that became a pilot for other Minnesota Department of Corrections facilities: The prototype provided superior visibility into four wings from a central unity control station. The pioneering layout now allows staff to observe inmates while inmates congregate in day rooms. A central station maintains control of all aspects of each wing, including control of water and power to units and each cell.

Because inmates in the facility are nearing release, materials and details were chosen to create a “normalized” environment: Cells have wood doors instead of steel bars; details and material patterning provide style while increasing visual harmony, helping reduce the tension that other environments create. Floor patterns also provide a visual relief and demarcation between different program areas.

The design team used a variety of energy-reducing strategies, including an automation system, light sensors, air-to-air heat recovery unit, instantaneous steam-to-hot water system, high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. Clerestory windows in day rooms help filter in natural light without creating glare that could hamper observation of inmates.

Size: 73,261 sq. ft.

Components: 416-bed medium security Level-3 custody inmate housing unit

Completion: 2004