Construction on the 43,000-square-foot expansion of the Tulsa County Jail, formally known as the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center, begins this month, following a groundbreaking ceremony for the project that occurred on April 20. The new addition will include a mental health unit containing two pods along the north side of the site and a general population unit containing two pods extending to the northwest. Dewberry, with offices in Tulsa, designed the expansion.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Aug. 15 for the $113 million expansion to the Public Safety Center in Ceres, located outside of Modesto. It is the largest capital project launched by the Stanislaus County government.
Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood has been on a quest for a new jail since becoming interim sheriff in 2009. After winning the following election, the lead law enforcement official in one of the Golden State’s smallest counties has been on the lookout for a new facility.
When completed in July 2013, the new 160-bed Calaveras County Jail and Sheriff’s Office in San Andreas, Calif., will be a welcome relief. Replacing the current 49-year old overcrowded facility, the new project consists of two buildings — a 76,500-square-foot jail and a 41,500-square-foot sheriff’s office building.
As the planes descended upon Denver International Airport, amidst record high temperatures and an occasional lightning bolt, speakers, attendees, ACA board members and exhibitors, descended upon the Colorado Convention Center for what has proved to be a very successful American Correctional Association summer conference.