NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The State Building Commission approved five projects for the Northwest Correctional Complex in Lake County and the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Lauderdale County. State Sen. Ed Jackson (R-Jackson), who chairs the State and Local Government Corrections Subcommittee, is pleased with the commission’s approval of these projects.
“I welcome these new projects into my Senate District, and I applaud the State Building Commission for their approval,” said Jackson. “Improvements at facilities in Lake and Lauderdale Counties are essential in maintaining safety in our correctional facilities and ensuring that safety is felt by our surrounding communities.”
The projects for Northwest Correctional Complex include selecting a designer for kitchen, vocational and safety upgrades, as well as security improvements. Funding for the project was included in the Governor’s 2017-2018 budget plan. West Tennessee State Penitentiary’s projects also include selecting a designer to upgrade electrical infrastructure and replace lighting.
“I look forward to working with the Corrections Subcommittee to continue studying ways to improve our correctional facilities to help them function as efficiently as possible,” added Jackson.