Clayton County Jail Construction
The Clayton County Jail and Administration Building
is composed of two different building methods. The jail
inmate-housing portion (approximately 300,000 square feet) was
constructed of pre-cast, pre-formed concrete developed off-site and
transported to the construction site. The pre-cast cells are
constructed at 9,000 pounds per square inch of concrete, creating
the highest level of security and making them virtually impervious
to attack by inmates. The intake, administration and support areas
(approximately 200,000 square feet) used a combination of steel and
concrete masonry construction.
The total building area for the
Jail and Administration function covers more than 10 acres under
one roof. However, the building was designed in such a way that all
inmate areas can be visually supervised from an officer's fixed
position, offering increased security.
The overall facility including
courts contains approximately 727,500 square feet, at a total of
cost of $91,000.000. This cost represents a 35-45% savings per
square foot over comparable projects in surrounding counties.