Proposed Jail Project

Introduction
The existing Greene County Jail is located on Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill behind the Greene County Courthouse. The Jail has 56 beds, but routinely has between 90 and 110 inmates, exceeding its capacity on a regular basis and requiring the boarding of prisoners in surrounding facilities. It costs Greene County $85 per day, per inmate, to board out prisoners, and over the course of a year it costs the County approximately one million dollars.  The oldest part of the Jail is over 100 years old, built in 1905, and is well past it s useful life.  Greene County has been has been dealing with structural, capacity and operational challenges of the Jail for decades.

Greene County is now in the position of having to expand jail capacity through construction of a new facility.

  • A site has been chosen adjacent to The Greene and Coxsackie State Correctional Facilities on State Route 9W in Coxsackie, NY.  The size of the site is 50 acres, with approximately 32 acres to be utilized for the construction of the Jail. The Sheriff’s Office and a back-up Emergency Response Center will be included in the new Jail Facility. At this time it is estimated that the Jail will account for 68,000 square feet and the Sheriff’s Office an additional 17,000 square feet. The Jail Concept Site Plan is attached to this RFQ solicitation.
  • The Greene County Legislature has endorsed a target capacity range of 130 beds for a new County Jail (with the ability to gain up to an additional 20% in capacity through future double celling of prisoners).
  • The Greene County Legislature has selected SMRT Architects and Engineers, P.C., with offices in Latham, NY as the Architectural and Engineering firm for the project. RicciGreene Associates of New York City has provided the Jail Needs Assessment, including population projections and jail bedspace analysis for the facility. Delaware Engineering of Albany NY is providing the civil engineering and related services.

 

Click the links below for:

 

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Jail Needs Assessments

Public Notices

Relevant News Articles

Request For Qualifications – Construction Management Services For The New Greene County Jail Facility

 

Original Jail Task Force

 

  • William Lawrence – Chair – Legislator, Cairo
  • Kevin Lewis – Legislator, Greenville
  • James Hitchcock – Legislator, Prattsville, Ashland, Windham, Jewett
  • James Van Slyke – Legislator, New Baltimore
  • Vincent Seeley – Legislator, Catskill
  • Kevin Lennon – Legislator, Catskill
  • William Deluca – Columbia-Greene Community College
  • Richard Roberg – Judge, Coxsackie
  • Stacey Post – Windham Supervisor
  • Joe Iracci – Athens Supervisor
  • Charles Bucca – Acting District Attorney
  • Lisa Grasse – Probation Officer
  • Mike Spitz – Jail Superintendent
  • Joe Kozloski – Legislator, Catskill
  • Eugene Hatton – Legislator, Athens
  • Joe Stanzione – District Attorney
  • Jay Lucas – Sheriff’s Deputy

Special Jail Task Force Committees

Programming Committee

This committee would look at the types of programs that could or would be offered to inmates, both short and long term in the new facility.  This might include GED classes and other educational experiences, along with religious opportunities and job training models.

  • Lori Torgersen
  • Bill DeLuca
  • Gene Hatton
  • Matt Luvera
  • Linda Overbaugh
  • Lisa Grasse
  • Tom Hobart
  • Beth Schuster
  • Maggie Graham
  • Mike Spitz
  • Shaun Groden

Construction Committee

This committee would be charged with looking at selections of building materials and/or selection of construction options which could include Geo-Thermal, Solar, etc. This committee would also review room sizes and locations.

  • Kevin Lewis
  • Joe Kozloski
  • Kevin Lennon
  • Patrick Linger
  • Jay Lucas
  • Gene Hatton
  • Mike Spitz
  • Mike Bulich
  • Peter Kusminsky
  • Mike Overbaugh
  • Chris Miller
  • Bruce Haeussler
  • Tim Hoovler
  • Shaun Groden

 

Finance Committee

This committee would be in place to review costs and appropriations as well as oversee decisions on change orders in concert with the Construction Manager.

  • Gene Hatton
  • Kevin Lewis
  • Kevin Lennon
  • Jay Lucas
  • Peter Markou
  • Joe Kozloski
  • Mike Spitz
  • Shaun Groden

 

Functions Committee

This committee would develop the various functions of the facility, such as the kitchen, medical, counseling, visitation, intake and discharge, along with those operations which will be either county staffed or contracted out.

  • Patrick Linger
  • Lori Torgersen
  • Joe Kozloski
  • Bill DeLuca
  • Kevin Lewis
  • Gene Hatton
  • George Acker
  • Mike Bulich
  • Peter Kusminsky
  • Chris Miller
  • Mike Overbaugh
  • Mike Spitz
  • Shaun Groden

 

Public Relations Committee

This committee will be the voice of the new facility, both in updating the media and the public via press releases or visitations to various public or community-minded groups around the County.

  • Bill Lawrence
  • Gene Hatton
  • Lori Torgersen
  • Mike Spitz
  • Shaun Groden
  • Matt Luvera

 

 

Administrative Committee

This group will meet with the architects, construction manager and associated Jail Task Force committees to determine steps needed or problems encountered during the design and construction phases.  This group will report to the Greene County Public Safety Committee and will be the lead group in making final approvals for design and site plan review situations.

  • Linda Overbaugh
  • Joe Kozloski
  • Kevin Lewis
  • George Acker
  • Jay Lucas
  • Matt Luvera
  • Kevin Lennon
  • Lori Torgersen
  • Gene Hatton
  • Patrick Linger
  • Mike Bulich
  • Peter Kusminsky
  • Mike Spitz
  • Shaun Groden
  • Chris Miller