HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Hill Air Force Base will soon get a confinement center to provide pretrial and short-term post-trial support for military prisoners.
Members from the Air Force Security Forces Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the Army Corps of Engineers, and several commercial architectural engineering companies recently came to Hill to scout a location and plan the center. It is slated to be an addition to Building 408, the security forces building.
“This will be a major benefit to Hill Air Force Base,” said Ed Outlaw, AFSFC team lead for the project. “Hill won’t have to use off-base facilities or travel to other bases to house prisoners, which will be a big savings in time and resources.”
The facility at Hill will have the ability to house four prisoners simultaneously. The project will use unspecified minor military construction project funds, with construction set to begin in 2020. The cost for the project is undetermined.
The project is part of Program Action Directive 12-06, which involves establishing five “hub” level 1 confinement facilities at bases across the United States to achieve efficiencies and effectiveness in security forces functions. Other bases selected are Travis AFB, Sheppard AFB, Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.