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Oconee County Detention Center

Walhalla, South Carolina

Oconee County Detention Center #1

Oconee County built their new facility on a site adjacent to their existing Law Enforcement Administration Center in downtown Walhalla, South Carolina.

County officials hired CGL as Project Manager, Wakefield, Beasley & Associates for architectural design, and New South Construction as Construction Manager. This qualified team managed, designed and constructed a project that fulfilled their long wish list. The county wanted state-of-the-art detention equipment within a very tight budget. This 192-bed facility includes intake, inmate holding, inmate housing and support services.

SteelCell of North America provided the prefabricated, rear-chase cells for this project as part of Oconee County's cost efficient state of the art facility.

This was the first project that incorporated a modular control system, which SteelCell co-patented with Accurate Controls. It substantially reduced and simplified electrical costs and infrastructure. The modular controls provide a cost efficient state-of-the-art interface for monitoring the facility. This modern detention center will support the county's justice needs for years to come.

Specifications: Started in May 2014
192 beds
$14 million dollar budget

Design by Wakefield, Beasley, & Associates

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