Project to Watch: Utah State Prison Design to Emphasize Rehabilitation


(11/08/2016)
Locally based GSBS Architects, designing the new Utah state prison in Salt Lake City, presented design ideas to the state legislature’s prison development commission in late September. As the architecture firm continues to gather ideas from hundreds of modern correctional facilities across the country, its main goal is to create a campus that focuses on rehabilitation, normalizing day-to-day life for inmates, according to the Associated Press.
 

Santa Barbara County Breaks Ground on Northern Branch Jail


(10/18/2016)
Despite skepticism, construction officially broke ground on Oct. 11 on the much-anticipated Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail in Santa Maria.
 

Kern County Justice Facility Closer to Construction

By Lindsey Coulter
(05/06/2015)
Work on the new $100.5 million Kern County Justice Facility in Bakersfield is on track to begin in August 2015. This first phase of construction is scheduled to wrap up by June 2017, and is being built with the aid of the state’s AB 900 funding allocation.

Calaveras County Jail to Open This Summer


(05/02/2013)
On track for a summer 2013 opening, the new 160-bed Calaveras County Jail will replace the outdated and overcrowded current facility with a modern and efficient design.

New Calaveras County Jail Proceeds On Track

By Lisa Kopochinski
(08/08/2012)
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.