Becker County Eyes 2017 Start for Jail Construction

Becker County has its sights set on a new $16 million to $18 million jail in Detroit Lakes. The decision to build a new jail comes after the county was ordered by the state to either close or replace its maximum-security jail by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Clay County to Consolidate Jail, Law Enforcement Services

Law enforcement, justice and correctional facilities in Clay County, Minn., will soon be consolidated as the county prepares to construct a new jail and law enforcement center in Moorhead. The project will help centralize services, placing the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the Moorhead Police Department, the county courthouse and a new jail all within a roughly six-block radius.

New Justice Center Replaces Oldest Minnesota Jail

By Katherine Alvarez
The Houston County Justice Center in Caledonia, Minn., brought its fair share of challenges to Klein McCarthy Architects, but replacing the oldest operational jail in the state brought great rewards as well.