El Paso County Jail
Colorado Springs, CO
Client: El Paso County Facilities Management
Architect: CSNA Architects, Reilly Johnson Architecture
Size: 227,000 SF
JE Dunn's Colorado Springs office completed construction of the El Paso County Criminal Housing Improvement for Public Safety (CHIPS) project. This project consisted of the construction of a new 6-story housing building and additions and renovations to the existing Criminal Justice Center Building. The project also included construction of a new evidence storage building.
The new housing building contains 12 housing wards with 72 beds each for a total of 864 beds. Due to immediate housing needs, the evidence storage building was constructed first and was used for temporary housing for approximately 200 inmates. It is now used for processing and storing evidence and is divided into storage, office and vehicle space. The addition/renovation to the existing center included housing units, exercise, administration, intake, medical, kitchen, laundry, maintenance, and storage area - all while the existing facility remained fully operational and fully secure.