U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute

Constructing a new penitentiary in Terre Haute helps us solve the problem of insufficient federal prison space, while also adding jobs to the community.
Evan Bayh, Former U.S. Senator, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Schenkel Schultz
719,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 

Clark Construction, as part of a design-build team constructed the high-security correctional facility in Terre Haute, Indiana. The U.S. Penitentiary — Terre Haute houses 1,080 inmates on the same federal property where two existing prisons are located. This project addressed the Federal Bureau of Prisons' increasing bed shortage at federal facilities and is designed to accommodate future growth in the prison population.

Completed in 2004, U.S. Penitentiary — Terre Haute's design emphasizes security, function and workability, new technologies, staff efficiency, and livability. Schenkel Schultz Architecture of Indianapolis incorporated these elements into the 719,000 square-foot prison, which features a precast concrete façade and 1,080 precast concrete cells.

U.S. Penitentiary — Terre Haute is a high-security facility, which confines some of the Bureau’s most dangerous offenders. The building includes a special confinement unit for inmates who have been given terminal sentences. Adjacent to the facility is a minimum-security camp for male offenders.