The 115,000 sf Adams County Prison is located on a 184-acre County-owned site. This new correctional facility replaced the County’s overcrowded, antiquated 1947 vintage prison. The facility consists of two buildings, the main correctional facility of approximately 93,000 sf, and a separate lower security work release facility of approximately 22,000 sf. Housing is provided for 335 inmates initially and with proper planning all cells have been sized to accommodate double bunking as a means of future expansion without expanding the footprint of the building. This first phase of expansion permitted the County to house up to 427 inmates. The facility includes a solar hydronic system to heat all of the domestic water. As part of the design services, VITETTA prepared a Master Plan for the use of the County site allowing for future expansion of the facility in terms of an additional three housing units and an additional stand alone work release building.