FRANKFORT — Northpoint Training Center should be fully rebuilt and remodeled to hold 1,256 inmates by the end of 2011 at a cost of about $18.8 million, according to state prison officials.
Five buildings that have space for food service, sanitation, visitation, medical use and canteen services were destroyed and five of the prison's six dormitories were damaged in a fiery riot Aug. 21, 2009, at the medium-security facility near Burgin, about 30 miles south of Lexington.
Al Parke, Kentucky's deputy corrections commissioner and Mark Robinson, the department's administrative services director, provided details of the rebuilding project Thursday to the Capital Planning Advisory Board.
Robinson said the goal is to return the prison to the same capacity it had before the riot.
About 700 inmates are there now, he said, with the remainder moved to other prisons.
Robinson said debris from the fire has been removed, the dorms have been cleaned and repaired and several services — visitation, medical and dental, inmate programs and canteen services — have been restored.
He also said a temporary kitchen and dining structure is in place and an interior fence for security has been installed.
Congleton-Hacker Co. has been selected to manage the construction and GRW Engineers is doing the architectural and engineering work.
Construction is expected to begin Jan. 1 and continue through 2011.
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