JKS Architects & Engineers - – Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Criminal Justice

Christian County Detention Center


The Christian County Detention Center was built in the downtown area of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, bordering civic buildings, parks, and residential neighborhoods. The detention center was master planned anticipating a future expansion. The first phase was designed to insure operational security would not be impacted during construction of the second phase.

The facility now has 509 beds with a total of 91,000 square feet. This facility was designed to give the public a proud landmark and at the same time be a good visual neighbor to the private community. This design has been termed a “Model Jail” by the Kentucky Department of Corrections.