This new 433,409-square-foot facility replaces several Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office buildings that were damaged during Hurricane Katrina. With an estimated building cost of $145 million, the new intake processing center/Templeman III & IV replacement facility meets all standards and codes of the American Correctional Association.
The housing portion of the new structure is a five-story, concrete-framed building with intermediate mezzanines that will provide secure housing for a total of 1,438 inmates. The building consists of 20 housing units with a total of 600 cells. Each cell is designed for double occupancy. All cells are precast concrete fabricated and finished off-site, then transported and assembled within the structure. In addition to the housing portion, an intake processing center and administrative building was constructed. The intake processing center is a two-story steel structure to accommodate admission of inmates and storage of possessions. Inmates enter the complex through a secure sallyport on the ground level. Above the sallyport is a three-story steel structure to accommodate needs of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office.