The Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility is a military prison at 831 Sabalu Road, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas which opened in 2010.The 224736sqft prison on has a design specification of 512 beds with 43 in special housing and the rest in general housing and dormitory. The prison handles inmates sentenced to terms of ten years or less. It also will house people who are awaiting trial.It is one of three major federal prisons on federal land in Leavenworth. The civilian prison United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth is outside the boundaries of Fort Leavenworth on the southwest edge and the military United States Disciplinary Barracks is on the northeast side near the Sherman Army Airfield. The Joint Regional Correctional Facility is across Coffin Road just southwest of the Disciplinary Barracks.The prison opened as part of the Base Realignment and Closure with the consolidating of prisons in Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sill and Fort Knox.The prison, rather than using traditional block house construction, utilizes modular cells.The facility has 480 geothermal wells, each 280ft deep to handle its cooling and heating.The street reaching it is named for Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr., an Army Corrections non-commissioned officer killed in a small arms attack in the Afghanistan War on 6 May 2007.
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