Cromwell attended the Garland County Detention Center ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Cromwell began designing this $42 million dollar facility in 2012. It has the capacity to house 482 inmates in a “Direct Supervision” environment. The Garland County Detention Center is the first of its kind in Arkansas using this method. Direct supervision includes having a corrections officer present at all time within the living areas to manage inmate behavior and promote effective and safe control.
The new detention center includes 8 housing units, an alternative sentencing unit, Health Services, Inmate Programs, Defensive Tactics / Training, a Courtroom, Video Courtroom, Food Service, Video Visitation, and Maintenance / Housekeeping areas. It was designed to Arkansas Criminal Detention Facility Review Commission Jail Standards and uses proven technology to enhance operations and increase safety.