Time and money are two of the biggest obstacles to building new county jail facilities. However, the new 80,500-square-foot Dorchester County Detention Center in South Carolina, is on track for completion an impressive four months ahead of schedule, and rings in at a modest $19.1 million including site work.
Orange County recently selected Moseley Architects of Charlotte, N.C., to design the new Orange County Detention Facility. The new jail aims to improve both energy efficiency and mental health care for inmates.
Construction on the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren (RSW) Regional Jail in Front Royal is well underway with a scheduled opening of July 2014. It will serve Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren counties and will have the capacity for 375 inmates.
With Virginia’s inmate population expected to grow over the next decade and with its current jails overcrowded, construction of the new Amherst County Adult Detention Center (ACADC) made perfect “cents.”
The recent trend in construction is to “go green” and now the first LEED Gold justice facility in the Eastern United States is set to open in Wentworth, N.C. Moseley Architects and its Charlotte, N.C., office designed the 175,400-square-foot Judicial Center in Wentworth to meet LEED Gold standards.