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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Bureau of Design and Constuction

Ned Terry
Bureau Chief
(850) 487-1330
SunCom 277-1330

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The Bureau of Design and Construction provides the overall management for the department's design and construction programs. More specifically, this bureau manages the construction of new institutions, annexes, work camps and buildings by both outside contractors and inmate laborers; oversees the repair and renovation of existing facilities using inmate labor; programs and designs new institutions and buildings using in-house architects and engineers; assists institutions and regions regarding construction and maintenance issues; and provides design and construction services to other state agencies.

Accomplishments in 1997-98

  • Initiated the replacement of existing doors and locks with new cell grade sliding door locking devices and door controls in cooperation with Security and Institutional Management. This security enhancement project will provide a higher level of security for 1,500 cells.
  • Designed a new secure housing unit. The new secure housing unit is designed to reduce construction costs, yet will accommodate the highest security level with 120 two-man cells. This will result in significantly reducing the cost per bed from previous designs.
  • Continued working with outside agencies, including the Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of General Services to construct and/or renovate some of their facilities using inmate labor. These projects reduce costs and provide work and training for inmates.
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