TDC is a temporary detention center built after Hurricane Katrina that was intended to be demolished and decommissioned after the new jail opened.
TDC has a capacity to hold up to 800 people, in addition to the 1,438 beds of the new jail. Currently, over 200 people are being held in TDC, in violation of local law
According to the law, it needed to be demolished and decommissioned in April of 2017, 18 months after the new jail opened. The City is currently operating TDC illegally.