The Chaves County juvenile and adult detention centers in Roswell are set to undergo a $13.2 million renovation that will include upgrades to electronic security systems in the county’s correctional facilities.
The California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo will open a mental health facility for inmates in order to address serious federal concerns of malpractice in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
Often the public looks at correctional facilities as a final stop for punishment for those convicted of crimes, but now many are realizing that correctional facilities can be better utilized as a place for rehabilitation and learning.
The security failings of the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) are due to poor conditions of prison facilities, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman.
The prison has been under severe scrutiny since a federal court hearing was opened April 1 concerning the OPP consent decree, a proposed agreement between Gusman and the U.S Justice Department to improve conditions at the notorious jail.
Four years after groundbreaking, Lancaster County will open its new 289,000-square-foot $65 million jail in July.
The 779-bed Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility (LCADF) was commemorated last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at which 300 members of the community toured the long awaited jail.