Cobb County Adult Detention Center

Marietta, Georgia

Karen Sicner worked with Cobb County Sheriff’s Office to project future program needs and develop a master plan to match those needs with logical phases. The first phase was a 384-bed work/release center. The next phase was $94 million and consisted of a 1,172-bed addition, new intake and transport area, new video visitation center, new staff lockers and administration area; and renovations at the existing medical and mental areas, kitchen, laundry and staff support and jail administration. Extensive research was undertaken, including visiting new intake centers across the country, to develop new procedures and processes that would insure the facility would operate at maximum efficiency and safety. This project is serving as a model for new facilities throughout the County.