Douglas County Correctional Center was opened in July 1979. It was designed with 12 housing units that held a total of 200 single bed cells.
By 1983, the majority of the single cells were double-bunked to bring the capacity to 363 beds.
In April 1989, the annex was added to the Correctional Center. Eight dormitory-style housing units were added with 354 beds and 2 isolation cells. This brought the capacity to 719 beds.
In June 2005, construction of the Correctional Center was completed, adding nine housing units with 62 beds each and a medical housing unit that can accommodate a combination of 61 male and female inmates. This brings our total capacity to 1,449 beds.
In 2016, Douglas County voters approved a public safety bond, a portion of which was allotted for the renovation of identified areas within the Correctional Center to include projects for painting, plumbing, windows, and lighting to create a more energy-efficient and safe environment.
Promote public safety by effectively managing individuals in our custody.
Set best practices and exceed national standards in anticipation of a changing environment.
|Recognize and appreciate differences
|Honor and respect the values and rights of staff, offenders and the public
|Pursue new ideas and embrace technology
|Interact with respect, patience, and integrity
|Effective hiring, comprehensive training and mentoring