San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon presented a proposal to a committee in Sacramento earlier this month, requesting an $80 million grant to construct new housing units at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore, Calif.
Seattle-based McKinstry, a full-service design-build-operate-and-maintain (DBOM) firm, announced the one-year performance metrics for Spokane’s retrofitted Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse project.
Following the abrupt closure of the Earl K. Long Medical Center in April, Louisiana prison officials quickly began the search for an additional prison health care provider. Rather than continue to send inmates to outside institutions, officials have turned to telemedicine to fill the gap.
Correctional News interviewed leading architects about the current trends and future challenges of the correctional building industry. Gerald Guerrero, AIA, senior vice president for CGL; Mike Retford, vice president, west regional leader of justice for HOK; and Darrell Stelling, AIA, principal for DLR Group each shared valuable industry knowledge from the design perspective.
Los Angeles County has reached a tentative agreement to move more than 500 inmates to the Taft Community Correctional Facility near Bakersfield, Calif.
Though three Los Angeles County supervisors initially approved the transfer of inmates to the Taft facility, Supervisor Gloria Molina has recently withdrawn her support.
Sundt Construction Inc. transitioned into the second phase of construction on the Pima County Downtown Court Complex in Tucson in August. The county offered Sundt another contract after the company was contracted for the core and shell phase of the 290,000-square-foot facility, which was wrapped up in October.
Correctional News hosted the first Corrections Summit: West on Nov. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. The event was designed to take attendees through the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operational process of a correctional facility through a series of presentations.
The new Douglas County Adult Detention and Law Enforcement Center has recently earned LEED certification. Gary Retel at HOK Architects of Atlanta presented the honor to Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller earlier this fall.
Construction on the New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles officially began after more than a decade of planning. The U.S. General Services Administration awarded Bethesda, Md.-headquartered Clark Construction Group the design-build contract for the project in December 2012, and about 10 months ago, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) beat out three other shortlisted architecture teams in a national design competition process to win the $318 million project.