On Monday, the County broke ground for the construction of a new jail located adjacent to South Woods State Prison on Burlington Road in Bridgeton.
The Cumberland County Improvement Authority will provide project and construction management services for the phased plan, which will include demolition of the existing jail facility adjacent to the Cumberland County Courthouse and its ultimate replacement with an addition providing needed court-related facilities, including a holding center.
Increases in the number of criminal and family court cases and the need for associated support services have created crowded conditions in the County’s courthouse. The new jail will share a power generation plant with South Woods resulting in substantial energy savings for the new County jail.
The first phase of the project is the construction of the new jail and is projected to be completed during the spring of 2021.