Project Description


Fayette County Prison
Uniontown, PA

The existing Fayette County Prison is currently located at 61 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA. The existing jail opened in 1892 with additions in 1999. It has a capacity of 262 inmates, but has battled with overcrowding issues in excess of 300 inmates, forcing Fayette County to regularly lease additional bed space from other counties.

The former Army Reserve Training Center property was acquired by the County as the location for the new County Prison. The existing buildings on this site will be demolished and site work is planned for this new, 114,500 square foot, 170-cell, 330-bed prison.

This facility is designed to be constructed with pre-cast concrete cells. Throughout the design of this building, the team is providing cost estimating and value engineering to ensure that this facility is safe and operationally efficient, while keeping the project within budget.

Key Features:

  • All Housing is Celled for Flexibility (as Opposed to Dormitories)
    • Maximizing the Ability to Classify Inmates and Segregate
    • This Ability to Segregate Can Also Help to Minimize the Spread of Infectious Diseases, i.e. COVID-19, Tuberculosis, etc.
  • 170 Cells / 330 Beds / 4-Story (2 Stories with Two Mezzanines)
  • Designed for Future Addition with 68 Cells / 132 Beds
  • Pre-Cast Concrete Cells
  • 20-Year Roofing System
  • Direct Supervision Management
  • Replica Training Cell Incorporated Near Roll Call / Muster Room for Officer Training
  • Medical / Infirmary Cells are also Negative Pressure
  • Isolation Cell with Ante Room
  • Programming & Treatment Space for Inmate Rehabilitation & Education
  • Sustainable Design Features Include High Efficiency Condensing Boilers and Water Heaters, Energy Recovery, LED Lighting, Domestic Water Booster Pumps, Resilient Flooring, Materials Made From Other Recycled Materials, and Use of Automatic Shut Off Controls for Lighting in Non-Secure Areas.
  • Safety & Security Features:
    • Separate Staff Entrance
    • Infrastructure for Body Scanners Provided for Intake and Staff Entry to Eliminate the Introduction of Contraband
    • Electromechanical Sliding Doors (as Opposed to Swing Doors) for Safety and Security of Inmates and Staff
    • Exterior Wall Acts as the Secure Perimeter while also being Aesthetically Pleasing; Blends Well into the Community; No Razor Wire Fencing

Project Team:

  • L.R. Kimball – Prime, Architecture, Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Structural Engineering, Demolition Consulting
  • McFarland Kislter & Associates – Food and Laundry Services
  • Professional Systems Engineering – Security / Telecommunications
  • Maser Consulting (with support from McMillen Engineering) – Site/Civil Engineering and Permitting
  • SiteLogiq – Construction Manager

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  • Prime
  • Architecture
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Structural Engineering
  • Demolition Consulting