Arizona State Prison Complex – Douglas
Arizona State Prison Complex – Douglas is one of 13 prison facilities operated by the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC).
ASPC-Douglas is located in Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, 248 miles southeast from the state capital of Phoenix, Arizona.
The ASPC-Douglas, adjacent to the Bisbee-Douglas airport, first opened as the Cochise Correctional Training Facility early in 1984. It now consists of 6 units: Gila, Maricopa, Eggers, Mohave, Papago and the Complex Detention Unit (CDU). Built with inmate assistance to the contractor, the first unit to become operational at ASPC-Douglas, was the Maricopa unit. The next was the Mohave unit. Due to prison overcrowding the Gila unit was built with portable modular housing. In 1984 a law was passed that DUI inmates could not be housed with other inmates this created a problem and the Papago Unit was purchased from the Desert Inn Motel Company and converted into a prison unit. A special Detention unit was also added.
ASPC-Douglas has an inmate capacity of approximately 2,148 in 5 housing units at security levels 1, 2, 3 and 5. The ADC uses a score classification system to assess inmates appropriate custody and security level placement. The scores range from 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest risk or need. ASPC-Douglas is a modern, medium to high security prison.
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