Lowndes Juvenile Justice Complex

Columbus, MS

Project Description

The scope of the project included combining all juvenile and support facilities by converting an old warehouse space into a working juvenile facility. The facility houses a juvenile court, judges chambers, court clerk and reporter, as well as a detention administrator and eight counselors. The facility also contains classroom space, contact and non-contact visitation and multi-purpose areas. The 30 person detention area was broken into four classrooms for status and non-status women. The cells were sized for double occupancy to accommodate activities as well as dining.  Food is prepared off site and catered to the facility. The intake/release area includes a holding cell, shower area, toilet, and property storage. The project also includes a secure outdoor recreation yard.