McLean County Selects Architect for Jail Expansion

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — After reviewing bids from six architectural firms, McLean County, Ill., officials have selected architecture and engineering firm The Farnsworth Group of Normal, Ill. The firm will also be working with global architecture firm HOK to design the community’s $45 million jail expansion project in Bloomington. The project will focus on improving general population capacity, increasing housing for female inmates and on expanding and improving mental health services.

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Calaveras County Jail to Open This Summer

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. — On track for a summer 2013 opening, the new 160-bed Calaveras County Jail will replace the outdated and overcrowded current facility with a modern and efficient design.

Designed by Dewberry, headquartered in Fairfax, Va., and constructed by Sacramento-headquartered Kitchell CEM, the facility will feature two 48-bed pods, two 24-bed pods and two eight-bed pods for administrative segregation. Each pod, with each size variant dedicated to male or female inmates, will be equipped with a shared dayroom.

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