Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dane County Jail Study: The Basics


Focus of study
  • Public Safety Building  
    • 198 W. Doty St.  
    • Opened in 1994.  
    • Designed as minimum-security housing but used as medium-security facility
    • Booking facility for processing new prisoners
    • Centralized location for jail release
  • Ferris (Huber) Center  
    • 2120 Rimrock Road, located near the Coliseum and Exhibition Center.  
    • Minimum security prisoners with work release privileges 
    • Administrative office for electronic release programs.
  • City-County Building 
    • 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    • 6th and 7th floors of City-County Building, constructed in 1950s
    • Maximum security

Section IV of the report, Physical Plant Assessment, provides a detailed analysis of these 3 facilities.   (Starts on page 185.)

Full table of contents
  • I.    Executive summary
  • II.   Inmate population profile and projections
  • III.  Operational assessment
  • IV.   Physical plan assessment.
  • V.    Operational and architectural program
  • VI.   Staffing plan and operating costs
  • VII.  Design options and capital cost

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