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28 March 2016

Correctional News Identifies Two HOK Justice Facilities in California as Projects to Watch for 2016

Correctional News has highlighted two HOK-designed justice facilities as projects to watch in 2016: the East County Detention Center in Indio, California, and the Kern County Justice Facility in Bakersfield, California.

Correctional News will follow the progress of the projects throughout the year. Creating rehabilitative, secure environments is a design focus for both facilities.

East County Detention Center in Indio, California

East County Detention Center

Mission: “Add more than 1,200 beds to an existing 353-bed jail.”


  • “The jail expansion will greatly help to ease overcrowding in the county’s five jails.”
  • “Jail will feature classroom space and rehabilitative programs.”

Kern County Justice Facility in Bakersfield, California

Kern County Justice Facility

Mission: “Create a new 822-bed detention facility to house some of the county’s most challenging inmates, while offering space for new programs to help rehabilitate inmates and reduce recidivism.”


  • “The 218,000-sq.-ft. facility will contain a 104-bed maximum-security unit that will provide specialized housing for inmates with mental health issues.”
  • “Four housing control rooms, attorney visiting booths, video visitation areas, various administrative and support offices, and areas for treatment, recreation and educational/vocational programs will round out the facility’s interior.”

Correctional News