Harris County Joint County/City Processing Center
The 250,000 square-foot facility contains detainee processing areas, temporary holding cells, medical health services, arraignment courtrooms, a 585-bed short-term inmate housing area and operation areas for both the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Houston Police Department.
The structure is concrete, complete with a brick façade and ribbon windows. The interior walls contain security glazing at all detention areas to meet jail security standards. A secure-zone tunnel system, constructed under an active roadway, connects the Joint Processing Center to old and new jail facilities. Additionally, a new paved road on the north side of the facility provides access to the north entrance.
The Harris County Joint Processing Center is designed to achieve LEED® certification.