Local Detention

Leading the charge, one detention center at a time.

A jail is far more than a mere building or shelter. In fact, a jail is a tool or resource for the use of corrections staff in processing, staging, housing, and managing inmate populations.

While the form of a secure jail facility is defined by the design, that form must actually be determined by the facility’s function. Jails and other secure facilities must support and accommodate many critical activities that are complex, dynamic, and potentially dangerous.

In 1991, we designed the first direct-supervision county correctional facility in New York State (Rensselaer County), which became the model for all future facility designs in New York State. Since then, we have continually expanded our expertise to become specialists in the stewardship of local detention facilities.

The new 58,000 sq. ft. Schoharie County Jail and Public Safety Facility in Howes Cave, NY.
Inmate housing at the Suffolk County Jail in Yaphank, NY
Perimeter security at Sullivan County Jail, a 155,000 sq. ft., 256-cell facility in Monticello, NY
Talk to a LaBella Expert

Mark E. Kukuvka, AIA
Criminal Justice Studio Manager

(585) 295-6256

Nick Harkola, PE
Security Systems Engineer

(585) 295-6645

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