Broward’s juvenile delinquency judges have refused to move into the county’s new $276.4 million high-rise courthouse, while Broward Sheriff’s officials described the building as riddled with security issues, including a “serious escape risk.”
A Feb. 15 BSO internal memo obtained by Florida Bulldog lists 25 security issues or design flaws identified during a “thorough examination of the detention area” of the 20-story structure. Some might seem comical if they weren’t so serious.
For example, the report notes that light switches and thermostats for holding cells are located inside, instead of outside, the cells, giving inmates control.
BSO requested immediate corrective action to remove the switches and thermostats.