The new, 63,000 square feet, J.H. Dambacher Detention Facility in Tuolumne County is officially complete! A socially distanced and invitation-only ceremonial ribbon-cutting was held on Tuesday, October 27, to signal the completion located at the County’s Law and Justice Center Campus. At the ribbon-cutting, Sherrif Bill Pooley and the Board of Supervisors including Karl Rodefer spoke, providing information about the project’s history. Below, you can see the short video of the plaque unveiling courtesy of My Mother Lode:

The new facility contains 228 beds located in eight separate housing units, allowing for male and female inmates as well as separate classifications. Inside the facility, there is an intake and transportation suite, as well as a kitchen and laundry room that supports the new detention facility and the adjacent juvenile hall. Medical and mental health clinic spaces with exam and dental rooms, custody support staff areas, office and administrative spaces as well as public lobby space are also included within the facility.

Over the next 90 days, staff training will commence, and then inmates will be transferred over to the new facility. Congratulations to the entire project team on the completion of this significant project that will serve the County for years to come!

Here is an exciting time-lapse photography video courtesy of the County and True Look Construction Cameras, that shows the progress of construction from the ground-up!

You can see the project progress in the photo gallery below as well as an article by the local press containing photographs taken during the recent ribbon cutting.