Genesee County Jail
The design of the new Genesee County Jail is informed by an initial demographics-trend and bed-needs analysis, correctional program management, and community outreach efforts. The team’s early work established a strong justification for advancing the project and enabled the county to move forward expeditiously with a new facility plan and design.
Designed for maximum flexibility, the 184-bed, four-pod facility includes dayrooms of various sizes that can accommodate all classification levels to easily adapt to fluctuating demographic trends. The facility is designed to accommodate two additional housing pods in the future without any major renovations to existing spaces. This flexibility was incorporated without adding unnecessary space to the support areas by providing elements such as oversized hoods in the kitchen to allow for larger kettles in the future and sizing the property storage room to accommodate the initial bed need and grow capacity with an automated system.