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 1,453 beds.
We are a dynamic Department committed to safe and responsible detention.
|Competence||We will promote effective hiring practices and comprehensive training programs to provide staff the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their duties and responsibilities.|
|Diversity||We will recognize and appreciate our differences|
|Respect||We hold in high regard the values and rights of staff, offenders and the public|
|Professionalism||We are confident, knowledgeable, informed, unbiased, dedicated and courteous|
|Integrity||We ensure that all policies adhere to the personal values we represent: honesty, trust, respect, compassion and loyalty|
|Pro-Active||We are dedicated to the research of new ideas and the identification of issues, while being responsive to the needs of inmates, staff and the community|
|Progressive||We are open-minded, exploring all options that are imaginative and innovative|