It has since grown to a 151-bed facility for minimum security males.
Although some agricultural work is still performed there, the current purpose of the MRCC is to reintegrate offenders into society by offering work release and community treatment programming.
The James River Correctional Center was opened in 1998 on the grounds of the State Hospital in Jamestown.
This facility can house about 400 male medium security inmates.
The NDSP, in Bismarck, is the original prison complex for the state and houses maximum to minimum high custody inmates.
JRCC, located in Jamestown, is designed to hold medium-security male inmates.
A 24 bed unit called the Special Assistance Unit is also located at JRCC that housed inmates with serious mental illness or require special assistance.