Grafton County House of Corrections Case Study
Minimum and medium security inmates are housed in this replacement facility featuring design considerations for special-needs inmates. Safe prisoner movement is enhanced by its direct attachment to the county courthouse. Core service areas—food service, laundry and visitation—are sized to accommodate additional housing pods, allowing the County to nearly double its inmate population. SMRT used a value engineering approach to achieve operational savings and sustainability priorities, including geothermal heating and cooling, high efficiency gas-fired condensing boilers, heat recovery systems and daylighting.