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dearborn county jail expansion provides more room, reduces staffing and enhances inmate programs

Lawrenceburg, Indiana –  Construction on the expansion of the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center in Lawrenceburg Indiana, which began this summer, will add capacity and provide additional support for a courts program designed to help inmates fight addiction. Designed by Rosser International, Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, the expanded facility adds 34,405 square feet, 208 beds and brings capacity up to 424 inmates. The Construction Manager for the project is Maxwell Construction.

The $11.5 million expansion will provide more programming space for the Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP)well as additional space for intake, storage, and evidence processing. An inmate worker dormitory located adjacent to the kitchen and laundry reduces staffing needed to supervise inmate movement. The design includes options for future housing as population grows.

“One of the main objectives is to have the right classifications for housing inmates,” notes Rosser Project Manager Mark Van Allen, AIA. “Four housing classifications are designed to house and support the JCAP program,” he said. “The design was also developed to allow for future expansion when needed,” said Van Allen. A medical and mental health unit, video visitation, and video arraignment court as well as expanded and improved spaces for law enforcement are also included. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Rosser is an architecture, engineering and program management firm with specialized expertise in the design of detention facilities.

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