JKS Architects & Engineers - – Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Criminal Justice

Hopkins County Detention Center


The Hopkins County Detention Center anchors a 44 acre development. Close to the community youth league baseball fields, this design purposely avoids the appearance typically associated with jails and prisons.

The detention center has a core capacity to support expansion to 500 beds. Within 1 year of opening at 306 beds, Hopkins County utilized refurbished furnishings from the old jail and converted programmed space to accommodate additional beds bringing the total to 342 beds. This design has been termed a “Model Jail” by the Kentucky Department of Corrections.