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Macomb County officials provide update on Macomb County Central Intake and Assessment Jail project

Press Release

Macomb County officials today gathered at the Information Command Center in Mount Clemens to provide an update on the progress of the transformational Central Intake and Assessment Center (CIAC) Jail Project, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at addressing a national issue in corrections. The CIAC is poised to revolutionize the County's approach to inmate care, particularly for those with mental health needs, by replacing an aging jail system with modern facilities.

"We are extremely pleased with the progress being made by the entire team involved with this project,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. “This project demonstrates Macomb County's dedication to prioritizing the mental health needs of those who come in contact with law enforcement, providing a safer environment for our community”

The CIAC is designed to provide comprehensive intake and assessment services, focusing on the specific needs of inmates with mental health concerns. Construction of the new 177,000-square-foot center remains on track for completion in 2027 and will include space for a public lobby and secure passage, staff support, intake and release, court intake housing, medical and mental health, community corrections and general population housing. This initiative will mark a significant milestone in the County's commitment to modernize its correctional facilities.

Approximately 78,000-square-feet of existing facilities, including annex, max security, D block and rehab areas are scheduled for demolition later this year to make room for the new facility.

"The Central Intake and Assessment Center is a critical step forward in the County’s efforts to provide effective care for individuals in our custody,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “We are committed to making sure the facilities align with the highest standards, setting a high standard for correctional facilities in Macomb County and across the region."

With an estimated project cost of $228 million, Macomb County is demonstrating its commitment to the well-being of its community by utilizing a combination of federal, state and County funding. The County is committed to advocating for improved mental health care for individuals in the community and will continue to partner with stakeholders to achieve this goal.

Tom Lehrer

Department:County Executive
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