The existing downtown jail in Grand Forks, North Dakota was outdated and at capacity. The decision to move the jail to the outskirts of town and build a new building was made, and the old building was transformed into a juvenile detention center. The Grand Forks County Correctional Center is a correctional center of the highest quality incorporating flexible and multi-purpose design solutions. The building features 230 total beds and inmate housing, a municipal courtroom and judge chambers, office space, video visitation, a secure sally port, visitor processing, and support services. The building was designed for County, State, and Federal prisoners with a diverse blend of functions. The Grand Forks County Correctional Center houses women, men, and different classifications of criminals, has a work-release program, and features short-term holding cells including padded and ADA cells.