The initial phase of the Miami Correctional Facility called for housing for 1,200 medium security offenders with 200 minimum security offenders and allowance for 400 additional beds in the future. This phase included an administration building, an offender services building, a recreation building, dormitories, a segregation building, and a warehouse and maintenance building. Additional components included dual fencing with 12 rows of razor ribbon, a microwave detection system between fences, a “shaker” fence, and a chase road reinforce security at the perimeter of the facility, consequently reducing the number of guard towers needed. Extensive use of technology enhances security, environmental and noise controls, and the quality of the general housing/working environment.
In Phase II of the project, additional buildings were constructed on the remaining 70 acres of the 200-acre site. The design team at Elevatus replicated and modified the building designs from Phase I to include 1,632 additional beds, 8 medium housing buildings, another offender services building, an emergency operations center, an Industries building, a recreation building, an expansion of the existing warehouse, a new guard tower, and a secure central courtyard. The Miami Correctional Facility currently holds more than 3,400 prisoners in a compound that incorporates sophisticated state-of-the-art technology and security systems.