Granger Construction recently completed a new $15.1 million state-of-the art Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Facility in Woodsfield, Ohio is complete. To commemorate the event, Monroe County recently hosted a public Open House with guided tours of the new facility in February.
“The entire project team is excited to finish the project on a positive note and excited about being able to show off this new facility to the community,” said Granger’s Todd Butler, who served as Project Manager on the job.
The 31,384 square foot, 114-bed jail facility includes minimum, medium and maximum-security housing and features:
- A large industrial kitchen
- A detoxification area for inmates
- A special needs area for inmates
- A visitation area, a medical area
- Several holding cells and
- A commissary
The facility will also house the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Previously, the sheriff’s department had no operational jail to house those charged with a crime and sentenced in county courts. They were transporting all inmates to jails in neighboring counties where it cost nearly $60 per day to house them.
The Granger team has also been working with Monroe County to train corrections officers and members of the Sheriff’s Department inside the facility.
This is the second county jail facility Granger has completed in Ohio. The new $34 million Fairfield County Jail in Lancaster, Ohio, opened in June 2017. Just after the Monroe County facility becomes operational, Granger will start its third Ohio jail project for Portage County, in Ravenna, Ohio, slated to break ground in March 2018. This $12 million expansion project calls for a new 132-bed female housing pod addition along with renovations to the existing facility.