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The security and safety of detainees, correctional officers, staff and visitors are the prime concern of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility.

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is a modular-design, maximum security facility that was built from the ground up for operational efficiency and to meet the highest standards for correctional facilities.

Security begins with a full complement of extensively trained correctional officers deployed in a high staff to detainee ratio to assure direct supervision and management of all aspects of facility operations. New candidates undergo eight weeks of basic training, and then complete a forty (40) hour Field Training Officer (FTO) program. To maintain their professional proficiency, all officers are required to attend forty (40) hours of in-service training each year, in which they receive instruction on conflict resolution, interpersonal communication skills, direct supervision, and the latest correctional standards. Officers must be proficient in all written policies, post orders, emergency code procedures, and use of force.

Health Services

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility provides twenty-four hour medical services to the detainee population. The medical department is staffed by experienced medical personnel to include Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Physicians Assistants, Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Dentists, and Dental Hygienists.


The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility provides a variety of programs to the detainee population, to include access to religious services, social rehabilitative classes, educational classes, library services, work opportunities, and leisure time activities. To facilitate these programs, the Programs Department is staffed by experienced counselors and Education Specialists.


The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility has established procedural guidelines to achieve and maintain high standards of sanitation and hygiene throughout the facility for the health of staff and detainees. Maintenance personnel, to include janitors, maintenance technicians and maintenance assistants, are charged with ensuring the on-going cleanliness of the facility.

Administrative Support

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility employs support personnel in several areas to include administrative assistants, records clerks, medical records clerk, accounting clerks, and mail clerks. These employees are charged with facilitating the day-to-day communications and activities that are vital to the facility’s success.