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Groundbreaking Held for the San Mateo County Replacement Jail

July 23, 2012

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the San Mateo County Replacement Jail on July 10, 2012. The new 260,000-square-foot, 640-bed correctional facility, located in San Mateo County, Calif., is scheduled to be complete in 2015.

The current San Mateo County Jail is comprised of two facilities: the Maguire Correctional Facility and the Maple Street Complex. the new jail replaced the Maple Street Complex and will have dedicated space for education and vocational training, substance abuse treatment, work/education furlough programs, and transitional housing for men and women to prepare them to re-enter society once their sentences are complete.

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks spoke at the ceremony and also emphasized the importance of the re-unification of inmates with their minor children as part of the new correctional center. He is committed to breaking the cycle of recidivism of generational offenders by providing more meaningful visiting opportunities to the children of inmates.

"I am pleased that the jail is now under construction, and we all look forward to bringing this project in on time and under budget," Munks said at the groundbreaking.

The design for the correctional facility is currently underway, with Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK) serving as lead designers for the project. The joint venture of Sundt/Layton will serve as the project's construction manager.

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