AR Dept. of Correction Tucker Maximum Security

WD&D designed  this 432-bed, 60,000-s.f. prison with four main housing areas each with 108 individual cells.  The cells are divided in half for security, allowing the simultaneous observation of two-day room spaces and all 108 cell fronts in each area.  The facility was built with a pre-cast concrete frame, floor, and roof with reinforced concrete block and masonry exterior wall. The Tucker Unit was built in eight phases for 50% of free-world cost using the inmate labor program at a cost of $13,000,000.  The project was completed in 1985.

Security had the highest priority in the design of the Tucker Maximum Security Facility.  This facility currently houses the inmates on Death Row.

100-bed Addition

In 1996, WD&D in conjunction with Ron Woods and Wali Caradine (of Architecture Innovations Group), completed a 100-bed, medium security addition to this facility.  The project cost was $1.4 million

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