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Cuyahoga County Corrections Center
The Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) is a unique facility.
The high-rise building, situated on one-half of a city block in downtown
Cleveland at W. 3rd and Lakeside, consists of two independent
structures united by a bridge on the Fourth Floor level. Between the two
buildings, there are approximately one million square feet of space
dedicated to the housing of maximum security prisoners, who are
channeled into the CCCC from the City of Cleveland Municipal Court, as
well as 13 other suburban courts and the Court of Common Pleas.
The CCCC houses approximately ten different classifications of
inmates, from Pretrial Felons to Sentenced Misdemeanants; Juveniles to
Adults; County, State and Federal jurisdictions. The Average Length of
Stay for the Pretrial inmate is approximately 32 days, while the ALS for
the Sentenced Misdemeanor averages 130 days.
Jail I, first occupied in July of 1977, opened with a rated capacity
of 956. Jail II, first occupied in November of 1994, has a rated
capacity of 480, making the original combined rated capacity of both
Jail I and Jail II 1436. The current Average Daily Population is
In April of 1999, a renovation project costing $13.5 million was
completed. During this renovation, full operations were maintained,
making this the largest maximum security facility to maintain full
operations while undergoing a complete renovation. This renovation
resulted in an additional 303 beds, raising the rated capacity to 1269
in Jail I for a combined total of 1749 between Jail I and Jail II.
The CCCC is managed by a dedicated Executive Staff comprised of
Director of Corrections, two Wardens, three Associate Wardens, Captain,
Facility Services Manager, Mental Health Services Manager, and Health
Care Services Director. The daily operations are managed by 20 Sergeants
who oversee 33 Corporals (lead workers) and a complement of 600
Corrections Officers (line staff). Together, this team, in conjunction
with a full time medical staff which includes doctors, RN's, LPN's,
MTA’s, Psychiatric and Dental services, attends to a population
dispersed over 85 housing units or "pods" (59 in Jail I and 26 in Jail
II). The yearly departmental budget of approximately $54 million, 70% of
which is dedicated to Corrections, includes the production of 6,000+
meals daily at an average cost of $0.70 per meal.