$120 MILLION WOMEN’S PRISON CAMPUS COMPLETE
CHILLICOTHE, MO. — KAI Design & Build, DLR Group, and JE Dunn Construction have completed the Chillicothe Correctional Center located at 3151 Litton Rd. in Chillicothe. The $120 million prison, which has replaced an outdated facility constructed in 1887, provides expanded services to female offenders in substance abuse treatment, academic education and re-entry services. The 430,000-square-foot facility includes five butterfly-shaped housing units with a total capacity of 1,636 inmates. Future plans call for an additional housing unit to be constructed at the site. Components at the prison include a beauty shop, a religious center, a library, a bakery, a cosmetology lab, a gymnasium and a greenhouse. More than 400 security cameras were installed throughout the campus, which was completed in less than 2 years. St. Louis-based KAI Design & Build provided design services for the central plant, which houses the campus’ mechanical systems; the administrative segregation and mental health building; the reception and diagnostic center with the medical wing; the central services building, which houses the facility’s education, recreational and industrial training areas; and the greenhouse. DLR Group provided design and engineering services for the administration building, the housing units and the central utility loop. JE Dunn served as construction manager for the project. The State of Missouri issued $120 million in revenue bonds to finance construction of the new facility.