Lynwood Regional Justice Center

JGM was Associate Architect, providing architectural design and project management services for the 1,095-bed detention facility.

Location:

 Lynwood, CA

Client/Owner:

 County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

Services:

 Architectural

Construction:

 $117.8 million

Completion:

 1994

About this Project

The Lynwood Correctional Facility is a minimum and midlevel security (Type I and II) criminal justice center serving Lynwood and the neighboring unincorporated communities of Florence, Fire-stone, Walnut Park, Willowbrook and East Compton. The complex consists of three double-tier housing towers, a food service facility, inmate medical center, crafts, and operations building, 525-vehicle parking garage with helipad and offices for the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the Public Defender, probation,
Superior Courts, marshal services and counseling and psychiatric services.
A consolidated field operation facility combines the Lynwood and Firestone Sheriff Stations operations. Three video arraignment courts serve the Compton Judicial District. The center is enclosed by a maximum-security building perimeter. The facility was designed to fit into the community, therefore there are no visible gun turrets or ex-posed barbed-wire fencing.