Suffolk County Jail

Location: 
Boston, Massachusetts
Client: 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Contract Value: 
$58,300,000
Size: 
260,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
1990
Expertise: 

Located in Boston, the Suffolk County Jail project is a design-build maximum-security detention facility that provides short-term correctional housing for over 450 inmates. It replaced the historical Charles Street Jail, which operated from 1851 until 1991.

Comprised of structural steel and cast-in-place concrete, the 248,000 square-foot Suffolk County Jail features two symmetrical wings, located around shared outdoor exercise yards. In each tier, 36-40 individual cells surround a two-story day room space, providing year-round recreational areas. Central common areas include a gymnasium, health services, classrooms, administrative space, and visiting areas.