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"Our motivation for setting an internal goal to utilize MWSBE businesses is centered around building their capacity to help prepare them for bigger and better future endeavors," said Al Kashani of Horizon Group International. "We see this project as an opportunity to open doors for others in the same way that doors have been opened for us.” 

Harris County Joint

Processing Center


Harris County Texas




250,000 SF

In the News: 

Clark/Horizon Break Ground on Joint Processing Center

This facility features a three-story center that combines both county and city inmate processing to streamline government operations and the criminal justice process.


The 250,000 square-foot facility contains detainee processing areas, temporary holding cells, medical health services, arraignment courtrooms, a 585-bed short-term inmate housing area and operation areas for both the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Houston Police Department.

The structure is concrete, complete with a brick façade and ribbon windows. The interior walls contain security glazing at all detention areas to meet jail security standards. A secure-zone tunnel system, constructed under an active roadway, connects the Joint Processing Center to existing and future jail facilities. Additionally, a new paved road on the north side of the facility provides access to the north entrance.

The Harris County Joint Processing Center is designed to achieve LEED® certification.