Pemiscot County Justice Center

Caruthersville, MO

PROJECT PRIORITIES  Construct a new Jail and Justice Center to replace a  50-year-old facility on a site selected for the project across the street from the County Courthouse in order to minimize prisoner transportation to court. The site posed several challenges  in terms of poor soils, high moisture content from the nearby Mississippi River and highly-restrictive seismic requirements.

SOLUTION  GGA responded by designing a compact, 136-bed, multi-custody Justice Center on deep-pier foundations. The center includes jury courtroom facilities, judges’ chambers, law library, prosecutors’ and child-support offices. The building exterior utilizes buff and rosette masonry with cut stone trim at the entry to blend with the adjacent Courthouse.


Project Data:

  • Sheriff’s Department, Detention Center, Courtroom facilities, 

  • Size: 41,700 sq. ft.

  • Beds: 136

  • 520 Francis St., Suite 200C
    St. Joseph, MO 64501
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