Warren County Renews Efforts to Fund Jail, Courthouse Construction

WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — Undeterred by the failure of a first jail and courthouse construction referendum in May 2016, Warren County officials have assembled several firms in anticipation of a second referendum in the near future.

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Tarrant County Selects Juvenile Center Design Team

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court recently named Omaha, Neb.-based HDR — together with locally based LBL Architects — to plan and design a major expansion and alterations to the county’s Scott D. Moore Juvenile Center in Fort Worth. Plans call for the center to be completed in 2019.

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Jefferson Davis Parish to Triple Jail Capacity with New Facility

JENNINGS, La. — Jefferson Davis Parish, La., correctional officials will host an official groundbreaking ceremony for the parish’s soon-to-be-constructed jail on June 30. When complete, the new facility in Jennings will span 31,000 square feet and accommodate approximately 200 inmates, more than tripling the county’s current correctional capacity. Construction on the project is expected to last 18 months.

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Coffee County Jail is Once Again State Certified

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — After losing its state certification due to overcrowding and understaffing in 2012, the Coffee County Jail in Manchester was recently re-certified by the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI), which establishes minimum standards for adult local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state. The new $20 million jail officially opened in May 2015 when it received its first inmates, and offers more than double the capacity of its predecessor.

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Comal County Selects Architect for Jail Expansion, Renovation

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Comal County, Texas, will soon begin construction on a new $76 million county jail. The 155,000-square-foot facility will house approximately 600 inmates and include a 16-bed infirmary, a booking area with temporary holding cells, support areas, a detention administration area and visitation spaces for attorneys and families. The project is also slated to include an approximately 68,000-square-foot renovation of the existing jail into office and operational space for the Comal County Sheriff’s Office.

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