Metro Detention Center

535 N. Alameda St.              

Metro Detention Center

This is a high-rise hoosegow that looks like a hotel except for windows that are so narrow as to prevent even a file from being passed. It adorns the cover of Mike Davis' book, City of Quartz. A five-story addition to the facility is in the works. It will add the first female inmate detention facility at the site.

 
 
 
PHOTO: C. Roseman