Construction Begins on Kings County Jail Addition


(07/30/2014)
Construction on the Kings County jail addition in Hanford began on July 28. The 252-bed project is yet another California project being constructed to help relieve overcrowding as a result of prison realignment.

Wisconsin Considers Correctional Shift Changes


(07/30/2014)
Wisconsin lawmakers may expand 12-hour work shifts for correctional officers to a second state correctional institution.

Santa Barbara Gets $38 Million for Reentry Facility


(07/29/2014)
Santa Barbara County was recently awarded a $38 million grant to build an inmate rehabilitation, recovery and re-entry facility adjacent to the county’s planned North County Jail on the outskirts of Santa Maria.

Reentry Center to Help Chillicothe Inmates

By Jessie Fetterling
(07/29/2014)
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on July 11 for the new Terry Collins Reentry Center at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe. The multi-agency facility brings several services under one roof to help the Ohio prison population with reintegration into society, which will ideally lower the number of repeat offenders.

Escambia County to Relocate Decimated Jail


(07/29/2014)
Escambia County officials have announced plans to replace the Central Booking and Detention Facility in West Pensacola, which was destroyed by a natural gas explosion in April.

Ohio Contemplates Using Drones to Enhance Prison Security


(07/23/2014)
Ohio may become the first state to use drones as an additional means of security in its state prisons, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC).

Alaska Adopts PREA Policies


(07/23/2014)
Observing Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requirements, Alaska has adopted its first written policy on prison rape.

ISI Security Welcomes Buddy Johns


(07/16/2014)
Argyle Security, Inc., a service and solutions provider in the physical detention and electronic security industry, announced today that, effective July 16, 2014, Mr. Buddy Johns has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the company replacing Mr. Ray Gilley.