The Criminal Justice and Detention Facility Seminar at SteelCell of North America in Baldwin, Ga,. drew in guests from around the country to discuss key elements to contribute to the development of detention facilities.
SPRINGFIELD. Ga. — Effingham County’s historical courthouse has been designated LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first building in the county and the first renovated courthouse in the state to achieve the designation.
Oldcastle Precast Modular and a Hunt/Mills joint venture will be providing the precast concrete prison cells and building components for the new $71
million, 330,000 square-foot expansion of the Chatham County Detention Center in Georgia.
Chatham County officials identified Hunt-Mills as the low-bidder for the proposed expansion of the approximately 1,500-bed county jail as all bids submitted came in tens of millions of dollars less than budgeted for the project.
There are 159 counties in Georgia, and more than 100 have populations of fewer than 30,000 residents. This was the case in Banks County, population 14,500, which struggled with a crowded, unsafe, linear jail built in the late 1960s.