The feasibility study for the Polk County Correctional Center Phase I, II, and III concluded with a recommendation to construct a 600 inmate capacity facility, master planned for expansion. The facility was designed to accommodate work-release inmates, 200 minimum security dormitories, and 400 medium and closed security inmates in single and multiple occupancy cells (4 inmates).
The facility includes an extensive communications, emergency operations facility; a health care center with associated medication dispensary, examination rooms, and dental care and ward facilities. Also included is a central booking and processing facility with an arraignment court, judges chambers and related video systems to permit video and audio communication with the existing downtown Judicial Center.
The center is master planned to accommodate an additional 500 inmates, including a female housing section, anticipated to meet County needs to the year 2000. The additional housing and related facilities will utilize similar housing pods, which are designed to afford maximum visibility of inmate areas.