Wayne County Jail and Justice System Planning Study, Wooster, OH

Wayne County Jail • Wooster, OH

In 2017, Strollo Architects was contracted to provide professional architectural and planning services with the purpose of providing design concepts for the needs of juvenile detention and adult jail facilities. During the planning process, planning team members, including the Local Community Corrections Planning Board, were engaged in the project to determine relevant issues, needs, concerns and problem areas that needed to be addressed.

The planning document followed a multi-phase analysis of the following areas:

• Collection of historical records database
• Population and bed space forecasts in five-year increments for juveniles and adults
• Space needs analysis
• Staffing and operational costs
• Assessment of the current jail to address current and future needs
• Site selections
• Cost estimates for new and renovated facilities
• Conceptual designs
• Operational overview