Granger is part of a Joint Venture (Build Westville) to construct a new state-of-the-art prison on the same grounds as the existing outdated facility.
The new 4,200-bed prison will include about 700 more beds than the current facility, with a combination of maximum, medium and minimum security spaces.
The full-service prison will also have space for administrative functions, program services, security, medical, food services, recreational and facilities management.
The project also calls for construction of a Central Utility Plant to support the new facility.
The design will focus on safety, security and increased programming for inmates.
While the current workforce of about 900 will remain about the same, there would be fewer correctional officers and more employees involved in programs designed to help decrease recidivism.
Some key features include:
- 18,000 SF of classroom space
- Vocational Training Program space
- 400 beds for mental health and addiction recovery
- Administration Services and Offender Services
- Housing and dormitory wings
- Two gymnasiums