John J. Benoit Detention Center

Indio, California
County of Riverside Economic Development Agency
500,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Silver

Clark is constructing a 500,000 square-foot detention center to expand and replace the existing Riverside county jail. The new facility will be constructed in two phases and will result in a 1,626-bed facility. 

The first phase of the project includes the construction of a three-story support building containing inmate intake, transfer, and release areas, medical clinics, a full service kitchen with food storage, and an extension of an existing below-grade tunnel. The project team will construct a four-story structure consisting of two housing units with mezzanine levels. Each unit will have separate security segments and support functions. The second phase of the project will include equipment salvage, demolition, and hardscape construction at the former jail location.

The project is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification and will feature energy and water reduction measures and indoor air quality management.