La Palma Correctional Center is the largest facility in CCA’s history housing 3,240 beds. Through teaming with CCA management, design professionals, and City and State agencies, JE Dunn delivered a project that is high quality, ahead of a highly accelerated schedule, and returned savings back to CCA from the GMP contract.
The 15 month phased occupancy project had many obstacles to overcome. Phase one, consisting of 1,080 beds, was completed one week ahead of schedule. Phase 1B of the project included all support buildings and was completed one week early in August 2008. Phase two, consisting of 1,080 beds, was completed two months early. Phase three, consisting of the final 1,080 beds, was completed two months ahead of schedule in December 2008. Furthermore, perhaps the most impressive feature is that no major warranty issues were discovered during the 12 month warranty walk-through.