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.