Construction Breaks Ground on Rowan County Jail

Rowan County broke ground on a new $20.7 million detention center on July 18, about two years after the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) authorized the county to move forward with the building project.

Rowan County to Build New Jail

Plans are underway for the new detention center that the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) authorized Rowan County to build in 2014. Frankfort, Ky.-based DLZ, the project architect, presented a design scheme to the Rowan Fiscal Court for a 292-bed jail in late August. Vanceburg, Ky.-based Trace Creek Construction is serving as the construction manager on the project.

Kentucky Ends CCA Contract

By Audrey Arthur
The Kentucky Department of Corrections (KDOC) has announced it will not renew its contract with the Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and its management of the Marion Adjustment Center (MAC). The closure will end the corrections department’s affiliation with CCA.