Sheriff Dambacher Detention Center


Project Goals: Assist Tuolumne County in the planning and design of a new detention facility to replace the ineffective, staff intensive current county jail.

February 6, 2018 – Community leaders and members of the public celebrate the official groundbreaking of Tuolumne County’s new Sheriff J.H. ‘Jack’ Dambacher Detention Center. The Dambacher Detention Center is being constructed on the new 48-acre Law and Justice Campus, with the jail site totaling 4.03 acres.

CGL, in association with Lionakis, provided architectural services for both the design and construction phases of the new Sheriff J.H. ‘Jack’ Dambacher Detention Center. The 198-bed facility is comprised of three 56-bed pods and one 30-bed maximum security pod, and includes support space for food, laundry services, medical, storage and program space.

The new, type-II, pre-trial facility was built using the design-bid-build delivery method, with the CGL/Lionakis team providing the following services:

  • Architect of Record
  • Project Management
  • Design and Consultant Coordination
  • Full Architectural Services
  • Construction Administration
  • Planning and Programming
  • Detention Design
  • Security Design

In December 2013, Tuolumne County applied for and received $20,000,000 in SB 1022 funds for the construction of a new county jail. In conjunction with this grant application, a Needs Assessment and a Facility Programming Document were developed. These documents shaped both the needs and requirements for the new county jail.