Grand County Jail to Undergo Review


(02/25/2015)
Grand County, Utah officials on Feb. 17 entered into a contract with Salt Lake City-based architectural firm Archiplex Group to review the county’s current jail, according to The Times Independent.

Johnson County Jail to Undergo Upgrades

By Jessie Fetterling
(02/25/2015)
In late 2014, the Johnson County Commissioners Court approved construction of a new addition and renovations of the current 870-bed county jail in Cleburne.

Maintenance Report: Working with Limited Budgets

By Joe Lee
(02/24/2015)
How did the leadership of your department handle the housing market crash and the associated economic downturn? Did they cut staff and reduce services? Many justice agencies were told to cut budgets by 10 percent or more, from one year to the next, because of decreasing tax revenues. Essentials have been sacrificed for the past four to five years for many agencies.

San Mateo County Facility to Receive Security Upgrades


(02/11/2015)
Following a 4-1 vote by the San Mateo County Board of Directors, Maguire Correctional Facility will undergo more than $5 million in safety renovations and improvements. The upgrades will help to integrate video visitation and will include an overall systems modernization.

King County OKs Juvenile Justice Center


(02/11/2015)
The Metropolitan King County Council voted 7-0 Monday to approve a $154 million contract with Seattle-based Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, to construct the Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) in Seattle.

Sundt-Layton Begin Housing Project at RJ Donovan Complex


(02/03/2015)
A new 317,000-square-foot housing facility is being constructed at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Complex, located in the San Diego community of Otay Mesa. Construction broke ground in April 2014, and the project is slated for completion in 2016.

Multnomah County Seeks Input on New Courthouse


(02/03/2015)
Multnomah County officials are working to ensure the community’s new courthouse, located in Portland, will be a safe and modern facility, as well as a reflection of employee and user needs.

Riverside County Jail Construction Delayed

By Jessie Fetterling
(01/28/2015)
Construction on the 1,626-bed East County Detention Center (ECDC) in Indio is currently awaiting final approval from the Office of the California State Fire Marshal, which has had the jail plans since early last year.

Indiana Governor Proposes Expansion for Existing Prisons


(01/28/2015)
Indiana Governor Mike Pence recently released a $51 million proposal to expand two existing prisons in the state, which was met with some serious criticism by government leaders in the Legislature.

Plans Underway for Whatcom County Jail


(01/21/2015)
The existing Whatcom County jail in Washington requires additional capacity and improved infrastructure in order to safely incarcerate inmates. As such, the county is actively planning the construction of a new 520-bed jail along with an adjacent sheriff’s headquarters in Ferndale.