NEW CASTLE, Indiana — The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC), in coordination with The Geo Group Inc., hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly built New Castle Correctional Facility (NCCF) Annex on February 29, 2012, at the Correctional Training Institute.
IDOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon spoke briefly of the history of New Castle Correctional Facility and how the annex developed to fruition. Commissioner Lemmon noted “the Annex serves a vital function of providing 512 beds for the state in a maximum-security capacity. The success of Geo and the IDOC is reflected by the leadership of the superintendents and executive staff.”
Lemmon offered special thanks to Matt Barnes, vice president of Hunt Construction Group.
Executive Director Missy Modesitt, New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, reported that the “New Castle Correctional Facility provides over 600 jobs to the New Castle-Henry County area.” She noted that NCCF has supported the local community by donating more than $30,000 to various organizations over the past few years.
Construction broke ground on the 512-bed high security annex on April 13, 2011, and brings the facility’s total capacity to 3,196 beds.
Geo Group, which operates NCCF under contract with the IDOC funded the project, which was estimated to cost approximately $23 million. The company expects that the expansion will bring an estimated 66 new jobs to the New Castle Correctional Facility.
More than 130 guests attended the dedication and were treated to tours of the New Castle Correctional Facility Annex and the Reflections of Pride: History of the Indiana Department of Correction Museum following the dedication.