As one of Indiana’s many overcrowded jail facilities, Cass County Commissioners set out to get ahead of the problem and address their needs with an expansion and renovation project. Elevatus identified the needs of the county and designed this addition to handle not only overcrowding but also mental health and rehabilitation of inmates.
The project consists of a new housing block with an additional 150 beds with a new vehicular sallyport, intake and booking. A second floor shell space will be constructed to support an additional 150 beds in the future and will include program support spaces. The renovation of the existing jail converts the existing intake and booking into a mental health housing dayroom with a portion of the existing sallyport converted into an indoor/outdoor rec space.