Using an integrated project delivery approach, Jensen + Partners provided key leadership in a multidisciplinary consortium consisting of architectural firms, major contractors and some thirty handpicked clinical and security users to develop a new model of care and corresponding facility design for the California Prison Receivership Health Care Program (CPR).
Mandated under the receivership of the US District Court of Northern California, this program designed approximately 10,000 health care beds to serve state prison inmates with chronic, long-term medical and mental health needs. The purpose was to raise the level of prison healthcare to constitutional standards by creating an improved model of care for patients in an operationally efficient setting.
The program envisions separate campuses averaging 1,500 beds each on several sites around California. These complexes would be self-contained therapeutic residential areas within a secure perimeter, employing an interdisciplinary, direct-supervision model of treatment. Multiple housing types based on acuity level would provide a comprehensive continuum of care. Separate women’s facilities would be provided on selected sites. The team reduced project costs from $7.4 billion to $5.7 billion while retaining the number of beds and improving the quality of care.