In Brooklyn, the City will demolish the existing Brooklyn Detention Center and replace it with a modern facility. The new jail will have housing units for detainees, programming and recreational space, communal areas, and a retail corridor.
Brooklyn is ready to be a part of the City’s largescale decarceration efforts and join the borough-based jail system. The goal is to incarcerate fewer than 3,500 people citywide. Each new facility will pair well with the history and character of the surrounding neighborhood.
The City’s overarching goals for all component projects undertaken as part of the Borough-Based Jails Program (BBJ Program), including new detention facilities and Early Works, such as dismantle and swing space projects, are described below.
The Brooklyn Detention Facility Project consists of demolishing the existing detention center and replacing it with a modern facility
The new Brooklyn Detention Facility will be located at 275 Atlantic Avenue, the same location as Brooklyn’s previous detention center
The Brooklyn Detention Facility Project is expected to be completed by 2027
Building the new facility is part of the borough-based jail system which aims to create a smaller, safer, and fairer system by incarcerating less people and building modern facilities