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Harris County Joint Process & Short Term Assessment Center

An integrated facility serves the nation’s third largest county jail system

Project Facts

Location Houston, Texas
Owner Harris County
Size 238,000 SF
Cost $78 million
Status Completed 2018


On the north side of downtown Houston, a multi-functional facility provides much needed civil infrastructure to the city’s law enforcement departments. Complete with a secure tunnel providing connections to other county jail facilities, the building contains a variety of mixed-use operational areas that perform a wide variety of functions.

About the project

The 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. With three full floors and a basement level and secure tunnel connection to other county jail facilities, the facility will serve the nation’s third largest county jail system.