Avoyelles Correctional Center Cottonport, Louisiana
Located in the southwestern region of Avoyelles Parish, Avoyelles Correctional Center opened in 1989. Construction of this self-contained prison facility on a 200-acre site consisted of over 30 individual buildings with an aggregate building area of 325,000 square feet. The individual building elements include cell blocks, cafeterias, dormitories, administration facilities, infirmary, gymnasium, laundry building, warehouse, generator plant, mechanics shop, oxidation pond, and water tower. State-of-the-art detention equipment and security control systems were required throughout the project. Interior finishes included glazed masonry units, exposed cast-in-place concrete and security glazing systems.