Detention Center North Facility is a maximum security complex
capable of housing 1,500 inmates. The facility's current population
is pre-sentenced and sentenced male inmates with security
levels ranging from low to high. The inmate housing area consists
of four individual concrete modules each containing four dormitory
style living quarters, eight disciplinary cells, a multipurpose
room, a medical center, a visiting center, and three security
stations. Each dormitory has the capacity to house 96 inmates.
The dormitories were designed with the intention of creating
a safe and secure, self-contained living environment. Each
dormitory has a sleeping area, dining area, which also doubles
as a day-room, and restroom facilities. Each dormitory has
access to an exercise yard.
in 1987 at a cost of $41,000,000.00, the facility originally
operated under South Facility's command. Exactly four years
later, North Facility experienced its first, of several, major
operational changes. In October 1991, North Facility gained
independence from South Facility when it was assigned a unit
commander and operations staff, and became a separate unit.
Since 1991, many operational changes have taken place. The
most recent change occurred in November 2001, the date marking
the curtailment of South Facility. As a result of the curtailment,
North Facility immediately inherited control of the Ranch
field operations, and the unit commander was given the task
to plan and implement the reopening of South Facility. South
Facility, then known as North Annex, reopened in the summer
In October of 2007 North Annex once again became a separate unit. North Annex was re-opened with it's own Captain and command staff as South Facility.
Facility offers inmates religious services,
jail stores, school programs, substance abuse meetings, medical
services, inmate services, and weekend and holiday visitation.