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‘Listening session’ on correctional facility project planned Wednesday evening

The Lancaster County Prison, left, and the site where its replacement is to be built. (Source: OUL | Lancaster County)

Lancaster County officials will host a public listening session this week on the new correctional facility project.

The forum will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Rooms 102-104 of the Lancaster County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St., Lancaster.

Representatives of TranSystems Corp., the firm hired to design the facility, will introduce themselves; and they and the county will provide an overall update on the project and its status.

TranSystems is the successor to L.R. Kimball, the firm that designed the expansion of the existing County Prison that opened in 1991.

It was one of four firms that submitted bids to design the replacement facility, which will be built in Lancaster Township near the county’s Central Park, and was the unanimous choice of the county’s evaluation committee, composed of representatives from the prison’s leadership team and county administrators.

The listening session is the third held to date, following ones in February and in September 2022.