Atlanta City Jail



This $50 Million design/build structure is an eight-story facility located in downtown Atlanta.  Containing 500,000 square feet, the facility is an 800-bed direct supervision jail, which is expandable to 1,120 beds.  The facility has a short term holding capacity for 150 inmates, and includes a large intake area, hearing rooms, medical, food service, management and building maintenance components, visitation areas decentralized to living areas.

Norment designed all of the security systems for the project.  Scope of work included furnishing and installing all detention and commercial hollow metal, pneumatic security hardware (swings and sliders) as well as commercial hardware, security glass and security and standard glazing, security windows and doors, aluminum storefront, skylights, detention furnishings and accessories.

The security electronic systems included PLC locking control, audio intercommunication/paging systems, CCTV, MATV/CATV, perimeter microwave system, cameras, security management, watch tour and 34 graphic panels.

  • Project Statistics

    Start Date: June 1999
    Completion Date: February 2000

    Norment Contract Value: $4.5 Million
    Norment Completed Value: $4.5 Million
    Type: Design/Build

  • Owner

    City of Atlanta Dept. of Corrections
    254 Peachtree Street, SW
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Chief Thomas Pocock
  • Architect

    Turner & Associates
    57 Forsyth Street, # 1300
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Jim Graves
  • Norment Personnel

    Project Manager: Steve Adams
    Project Engineer: Clair Carden
    Field Superintendent: Charles McInvale