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Marion County Justice Complex

In December 2013, Mayor Greg Ballard, Judge David Certo and Sheriff John Layton announced plans for a new consolidated justice complex to replace the existing facilities. The existing jails, courts and office facilities are aging, inefficient and located in separate buildings. The new complex will house adult detention, inmate processing, the prosecutor, public defender, probation and community corrections and potentially other criminal justice-related agencies. The project can be funded using savings from the modern facility and will require no new taxes.

The Marion County Justice Complex will improve public safety and provide economic development opportunities across the city. The new facility will add 1,000 new jail beds to existing jail bed capacity for a total of 3,200 beds at the end of construction. The new facility will also include 1,000 community correction beds, a 500 bed increase from current capacity. Adequate space for criminal court facilities will also be added to ease overflow of courtrooms in the City-County Building.

The Marion County Justice Complex is planned to be built on approximately 40 acres in the northwestern corner of the GM stamping plant location. This site is the preferred location of the Marion County Sheriff, Superior Court Executive Committee, Superior Court Criminal Term, Circuit Court, Prosecutor, Public Defender, Community Corrections and Indianapolis Bar Association. The City is working closely with IndyGo to ensure the new justice complex is easily accessible via public transportation.

Proposed Contract

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WMB Heartland Justice Partner Documents -Redacted

Success of P3 Projects

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Non-Winning Bids - Redacted

Indy Justice Partners

Plenary Edgemoor Justice Partners

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Request For Revised Proposals

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RFPQ Information

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Marion County Justice Complex Board:

Transmittal Letters from Stakeholders

Recommendation to the Board

Board FAQ

First Board Presentation

April 2 Presentation

Upcoming Board Meetings:

April 2nd, 5-8 p.m. City-County Bldg. Room 260

April 7th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. City-County Bldg. Room 118

April 8th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. City-County Bldg. Room 116

Letters of Support:

West Indianapolis Development Corporation

Indianapolis Bar Association

Judge Lisa Borges, Marion County Criminal Term Superior Court

Judge Louis Rosenberg, Marion County Circuit Court

Marion County Community Corrections

Marion County Public Defender Bob Hill

Marion County Sheriff John Layton

Projected Timeline:

December 2013: Issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

February 2014: RFQ Responses Due

December 2014: Final Selection

January 2015: Introduction to City-County Council

March 2015: City-County Council to vote on approval of the project

Late 2015: Construction begins

2018: Marion County Justice Complex Opens


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