LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department have opened its new $84 million, 172,000-square-foot jail.
The Metropolitan Detention Center, located downtown at Temple and Los Angeles streets, has been empty for nearly two years due to staffing shortages. Read more
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The cost of the land that San Mateo County is looking to buy for a new jail could increase by nearly $500,000 unless an agreement is reached soon, according to reports.Read more
LAURENS, S.C. — The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office moved ahead with the planned expansion of the county jail as officials awarded the $5.7 million construction contract to Hendrick Construction.
The general contractor, based in Charlotte, N.C., will work in conjunction with architectural firm DA Architects of Summerville, S.C., in expanding the 200-bed capacity of the existing R. Eugene Johnson Detention Center to house an additional 128 inmates.
SAN FRANCISCO — City officials introduced preliminary plans for a 10-year, multimillion-dollar project that could result in the construction of new police and fire facilities, a new jail, and potentially a new San Francisco Superior Courthouse.
The plan would ultimately replace the 52-year-old Hall of Justice, a facility that suffers from seismic hazards, obsolete systems, space limitations and code issues.