Considering the old jail is at least 100 years old, Sullivan County knew years ago, it was essential to build a new, more modernized facility. Subsequently, after talking about it for decades, the Sullivan County lawmakers gave the approval to move forward with construction of a new jail.
Plans called for a jail of more than 155,000 square feet, with 256 single cells and more than 300 beds, at a new location just outside Monticello on Old Route 17. The new $79 million jail in Sullivan County, N.Y., consists of a new two-story, 300-bed correctional facility featuring 70 square feet and 100 square feet of precast concrete, front chase cells with integral precast concrete bunks.
Contracted to supply the prefabricated concrete cells for the six housing units, Oldcastle Precast manufactured the front-chase cells at their Oldcastle Precast Telford, Pa. precast plant and shipped them to the jobsite. A total of 164 precast cells, measuring 70 square feet, and 92 precast cells, measuring 100 square feet, were manufactured for the new jail.
Built in the factory, the modular precast concrete units were outfitted with all furnishings and system tie-ins, including HVAC, plumbing and electrical fixtures, doors, windows and frames. Because modular units are bu®ilt in a controlled environment, issues such as weather and temperature don’t hamper the construction process as compared to CMU or steel. As the job site was prepared, precast cell modules were delivered to the job site in Monticello, N.Y., as needed, for immediate erection. The expedited product delivery and fast erection of the precast cells shortened construction timelines.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Complex, which includes the new jail, started last October and is currently on time and within budget. The complex is being designed to allow for future expansion and more efficient operations. It will house not only the jail, but also the civil, patrol and administrative divisions.
If construction continues on schedule, the project is expected to be completed by September 2018.