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  Richland County Jail

Richland County JailArchitect

MKC Associates, Inc.
40 W. Fourth Street, Mansfield, OH 44906
Associate Architect

PSA Dewberry
401 S.W. Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602

General Description

Location: Mansfield, Ohio Date Bid: June 2006
Construction Period: Oct 2006 to June 2008.
Total Square Feet: 81,200 Site: 1.6 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 25,292; second floor, 24,709; third floor, 24,709; penthouse, 6,490; total, 81,200 square feet.
Building Height: Floor to floor, 15’4”; penthouse, 15’4”; total, 61’4”.
Basic Construction Type: New, Cast-in-place concrete super structure with CMU veneer.
Foundation: Concrete. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick.
Roof: Built-up. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc. - 1650 Watermark Drive, #200, Columbus, OH 43215
Construction Manager & Cost Estimator: Bovis Lend Lease - 111 W. Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Mechanical Engr. & Detention Security Electronics Consultant: PSA Dewberry - 401 S.W. Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Electrical Engineer: MKC Associates, Inc. - 40 W. Fourth Street, Mansfield, OH 44906
Civil Engineering Consultant: K. E. McCartney & Associates - 52 N. Diamond Street, Mansfield, OH 44902

The Richland County Jail in Mansfield, Ohio is an addition to the existing Richland County Courthouse. A pedestrian bridge to the existing Richland County Courthouse connects the new two-story, 81,200-square-foot jail. The jail designed by MKC Associates, Inc. in cooperation with PSA-Dewberry as Associate Architect, houses prisoners from Richland County and the City of Mansfield and was completed in June 2008.

The new 260-bed facility includes housing for eight maximum security ranges with 50 cells with 50 beds one per cell. The facility also includes two minimum security ranges with 18 cells with 36 beds two per cell along with 10 Dormitory ranges with 174 beds.

Of the 260 total beds, 206 beds are allocated for male inmates and 54 beds are for female inmates. The facility also features two medical isolation cells, two protective custody cells and two cells for juveniles.

The facility is equipped with a full-service, state-of-the-art kitchen capable of producing 1,000 meals per day, including meals for the Community Alternative Jail facility and the County’s Juvenile Attention facility.

The facility also features state-of-the-art video visitation equipment, thereby eliminating contact visits. Inmates are seated in front of a video monitor inside of their designated housing unit, which prevents unwanted movement by the Inmates. Reducing the movement by Inmates results in reduced staffing costs and increases the overall security to the facility.


DIV. 7: Built-Up: Garland.
DIV. 8: Window, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer.
DIV. 9: Seemless Epoxy: 3M; VCT: Mannington.
DIV. 14: Elevators: Otis.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Lithonia, Kenall.


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