Jail Addition and Remodeling
Growing need, coupled with safety and security concerns within an inefficient and outdated facility, prompted a planning study for a jail addition and remodel in Bottineau County. A joint project between BWBR and JLG Architects, the team conducted the study and designed the facility’s upgrades and expansion. The project more than doubled inmate capacity, improved efficiency and flow, added a state-of-the-art electronic security system, and was completed under budget.
The design solution upgraded and improved the operations through which deputies processed arrestees into the facility. For the first time, a secure intake was incorporated into the facility, featuring a series of secure sallyports and holding cells. The jail itself was completely modernized and designed to comply with American Corrections Association (ACA) and North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation jail standards. Each cell can be double-bunked for maximum housing capacity and features secure wall-mounted furnishings.
Additional security enhancements include a central, high-tech secure control center and 911 dispatch center. Clerestory windows provide ACA-compliant daylight to cells and dayrooms, and high efficiency dimmable LED lighting illuminates spaces while controlling glare that could impact security. One-way glass limits views out of the four dayrooms while offering security staff complete visibility of inmate activities.
Size: 11,500 sq. ft.
Components: 11 double-bunked cells in four classifications, with two handicapped-accessible units; four separate housing units for flexible inmate classification; state-of-the-art electronic security system and secure control center; new secure intake area; secure vehicle sallyport; four holding cells; processing area; multi-purpose room for medical and mental health services; indoor/outdoor recreation room