Riverbend Correctional Center

Riverbend-Correctional-CenterOn behalf of the Georgia Department of Corrections, The GEO Group, Inc. constructed a new, 1,500-bed correctional facility in Milledgeville, Georgia. New South Construction engaged KSGW to provide architecture services as part of a design/build team; in turn, KSGW asked Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) to provide performance-based fire protection system design services and life safety analysis as part of the team.

Riverbend Correctional Facility is a level-four medium-security facility that promotes the successful re-entry of offenders back into Georgia society. Offenders receive academic and vocational programming as well as medical care, substance abuse treatment programs, and group support.

The 277,635-square foot facility, located on approximately 70 acres of state-owned land, encompasses 12 buildings containing cell and dormitory housing, programming space, and medical and dental clinics. The security design includes state-of-the-art locking controls and computer and camera systems. The facility was designed to accommodate future expansion to house 1,000 additional inmates.

The design meets LEED Silver design criteria.


The GEO Group, Inc.


KSGW Architects


Milledgeville, GA

Services Provided

  • Code summary development
  • Life safety planning
  • Development of construction documents for fire protection and fire alarm systems
  • Water storage system design coordination
  • Shop submittal reviews
  • In-progress installation reviews
  • Final site review

Construction Cost

$70 million


277,635 SF

Completion Date