Kit Carson Correctional Facility
Client: Corrections Corporation of America
Architect: DLR Group
Size: 335,000 SF
The Kit Carson Correctional Facility was initially completed in 1998. The medium security facility had a design capacity of 768 beds.
The facility provides all operational and support areas under one roof. Enclosed secure corridors connect all building areas. Each housing unit consists of two levels surrounding a central dayroom, inmate shower area and inmate telephones.
In 2007, JE Dunn returned to complete a 742-bed expansion to the facility. Included in the expansion was related support space, a new partially covered recreation area and vocational/educational space. Expansion and modification of the perimeter fence, patrol road, and security lighting was also included. This project expansion was completed within budget and more than a month ahead of schedule.