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Projects • Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

Hartsville, Tennessee

Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, a 438,596 SF medium-security private prison, was completed in 2016 on the former site of the Hartsville Nuclear Complex.

The facility covers almost 500,000 SF with a current capacity of 2,552 inmates — more than 10% of the state’s entire prison population. Trousdale Turner prison is made up of six T-shaped cellblocks designed to house approximately 360 inmates each. The complex has housing units, educational and vocational facilities, six outdoor recreational facilities, two gymnasiums, a kitchen and dining hall, a commissary, a chapel, a maintenance and visitation building, and two inmate support buildings.

The facility provides a robust reentry and rehabilitation curriculum for offenders, including the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), along with other programs to help inmates recognize and modify negative behavior patterns. In addition, academic programs in basic education, literacy, and GED preparation are provided for inmates along with vocational training in a wide range of fields such as electrical, masonry, and computer technology.

Construction originally began in 2008 with delays until completion in 2015. Due to the delay from design to final construction, parts of the facility were faulty on meeting current energy-efficient technology standards and ACA building standards. All systems were reviewed, tested, measured, and verified to meet code regulations and standards.

Throughout the mechanical energy analysis, SSR was able to determine that that desiccant-based dedicated outside air units could significantly reduce project tonnage providing payback within less than five years. This LEED® project incorporates various energy efficiency and sustainability measures providing operational enhancements including water management, energy recovery, and measurement and verification functions into the building management system for the facility. The project is currently pursuing LEED® Certified™ status through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The facility is owned and operated by CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America).