Missouri State Prison Jefferson City Correctional Center
Jefferson City, MO
Client: Missouri Department of Corrections
Size: 675,000 SF
The Jefferson City Correctional Center replaced Missouri State Penitentiary, the oldest prison west of the Mississippi River. The project consisted of a 1,996-bed maximum security correctional center comprised of a 19-building complex with components for housing, multipurpose and central services, recreation, industry fabrication, warehousing, and administration support.
Situated on a 170-acre site, the 19 buildings are pre-engineered metal buildings with precast cell divider walls and fronts. Mezzanines throughout are hollow-core. Exteriors are a combination of precast, EIFS and metal panels. A central plant provides chilled and hot water, and steam distributed throughout the campus via an above-ground pipe loop. If not connected to the pipe loop, the buildings are self-sufficient with unit heaters, packaged terminal air units and self-contained condensate pumps. Fire protection is provided by a standard fire sprinkler system and a dry-pipe system.
The main electrical system is serviced with switchgear in each building and transformers are distributed throughout the campus. The primary system is backed up with a 2,500 kva Fabick power generator. Interior and exterioir lighting is controlled and monitored by the Watt Stopper system that interfaces with the BAS and security systems.
Security is state-of-the-art and is controlled by user-friendly touch screens. 10 of the 19 buildings have a local control room that reports back to Central Control. The perimeter fence is protected with a shaker system. Cameras monitor campus activities.