Federal Bureau of Prisons Hazleton Men’s Prison


Client Name:  Federal Bureau of Prisons

Location: Bruceton Mills, W.V.

Delivery Method: Design Build

SF: 230,132 SF

Cost: $68.9 million

Completion date: 2006

Architects: Woolpert/KZF


PJ Dick was the Design-Build Contractor to the Federal Bureau of Prisons for the construction of a maximum-security US Penitentiary. PJ Dick’s sister company, Trumbull Corporation, performed the sitework. This was the second Design-Build federal prison project completed by the PJ Dick-Woolpert/KZF Design-Build Team.

The complex includes an 888-cell maximum-security penitentiary with 120 segregated cells, and an adjacent 120-bed minimum-security Federal Prison Camp (FPC). The maximum-security facility, which has a total building area of approximately 675,000 sf, is a compound plan consisting of one and two-story program buildings, a Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) factory, and six, two-story general housing buildings with a continuous secure corridor surrounding an interior compound. The US Penitentiary is enclosed by a triple security fence with a taut wire system, and six guard towers ring the secure perimeter, with a seventh guard tower inside the compound.

The minimum-security work camp, with living units and support facilities, is located outside the secure compound. The support facilities include a 15,000 sf central utility plant, a 49,150 sf central warehouse, a 8,260 sf garage/ maintenance building (Central Shared Facilities), and a firing range. The 50-meter outdoor firing range has 16 firing positions, expandable to 24, and includes a support building.

The Health Services Area includes dental treatment/operating rooms, dental labs, dental sterilization, equipment, and storage rooms, audiology and optometry, procedures/treatment room, triage, x-ray, specimen collection area, clinical lab, psychology observation rooms, pharmacy and pharmacy storage, various examination rooms, biomedical waste space, medical records office, and physician and medical administrative offices.


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