Jasper County Jail Addition
Jail expansion provides room for inmates and programming
For more than two decades, the Jasper County Jail in Carthage, Missouri, has been facing a capacity issue. The number of inmates regularly exceeded the max occupation.
The recent 24,000 SF expansion of the jail solved that problem now and in the future. But it did something else, too. More than just housing the inmates, the expansion provided space for the county to offer more programming and activities that help the inmates improve their lives before being released.
The $10 million project kicked off in September 2020, and after facing delays and material challenges due to Covid, officially completed in March 2022.
Material shortages, which weren’t an issue on bid day, were later joined by price hikes that caused a variety of issues for subcontractors. Lead times were pushed out, which affected the overall project schedule.
The expansion increased the jail’s capacity from 183 to more than 300.
Size: 24,000 SF
Delivery Method: Construction Management
Self-Perform: Earthwork, Demo, Finish Carpentry, Rough Carpentry, Steel Erection, Concrete
Owner: Jasper County
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