The new RSW Regional Jail will be located on Winchester Road, Route 340/522 approximately 3 miles north of Interstate 66 in Warren County, Virginia. The jail, scheduled to be complete in mid 2014, will serve the counties of Warren, Rappahannock, and Shenandoah, and will initially have capacity for 375 inmates. The jail will contain cells and dormitories to house inmates and will also have support space which includes food service, laundry, intake and release, medical services, recreation and education, central storage, visitation, magistrate, administration, and staff services. An initial staffing plan for the 375 bed jail has approximately 95 employees in the building each day covering shifts for the 24 hour facility.
Utilizing a modern design approach and incorporating similar materials used on surrounding structures, care will be taken to break up the mass of the front façade of the building in order to provide a pleasing architectural design that will complement the Highway Overlay District zoning by providing a commercial building appearance. The building is planned to have one and two level areas, with a total gross square footage of approximately 175,000 square feet.
The jail will pursue LEED certification with the US Green Building Council, and will be designed to implement high performance and sustainable features including water saving systems.