Russell County Detention Center

Jamestown, Kentucky

The Russell County Detention Center contains a detention center housing 85 inmates and a Restricted Custody facility housing 32 inmates. The new detention center building houses the Adult Detention Facilities for Russell County. The majority of the inmate housing consists of dayroom housing units ranging from five eight-man dayrooms for the medium custody inmates and two 16-man dayrooms for minimum custody inmates. There are 73 inmates housed in this type of housing. Eight inmates will be housed in individual isolation cells. In addition to the eight individual cells there is one four-man dorm for maximum custody prisoners stepping down into the group dayroom setting. This dorm also is available for the disabled (mentally or physically) to provide an area for these prisoners who cannot be in general population. The main facility includes the usual support functions: Administration, Arraignment, Visiting, Medical, Multipurpose Room, Booking/ Receiving/ Discharge, Food Service, Laundry, Maintenance, and Mechanical and Electrical Rooms. In addition to the main facility, a Restricted Custody building was designed to be used for the work-release and minimum-custody inmates who are low-level Class-D felons working around the jail doing odd jobs such as cutting grass, or working in the kitchen. There will be 32 inmates housed in this building in a direct-supervision type setup. This facility includes the usual support functions: search room, laundry, restrooms, showers, mechanical and electrical rooms, visiting, and a deputy station.