Renovations to the older portion of the Prince William County regional jail are underway, as officials look to extend the life of part of the facility originally intended to be shut down more than a decade ago.
In 2008, county officials unveiled a state-of-the-art $53 million, 200-bed facility that adjoins the older, modular part, constructed in 1990. Extensive repairs are being done to the older part of the jail.
Officials hope a $744,755 contract, approved recently by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, will extend the life of the 39,000-square-foot Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center in Manassas by at least 10 years. The contract was awarded to Moseley Architects.
The repairs are in the second phase of a rehabilitation plan, which includes replacing parts of the plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and replacing and modernizing the jail’s security system and internal camera system.
The first phase, largely completed last month, were more substantial, costing $2.7 million. Some detention doors were replaced, and the building’s fire system was modified, among other changes.