Socorro County Adult Detention Center


Socorro, NM

Services Provided:

General Contracting


Studio Southwest Architects, Inc


Socorro County

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  • The facility is based on a “super pod” design with housing pods radiating from a center observation core, designed to improve security and operating efficiency.
  • The detention center houses up to 108 inmates in eight pods.
  • Six of the pods face a central control room for indirect supervision. Two additional direct supervision dormitory pods are included for trustee inmates.
  • To contain costs, the building is constructed of a pre-engineered metal building shell
  • The compact design includes an office suite, booking/intake area, kitchen, laundry, vehicle sally port, and a medical suite with an isolation room.