Franklin County Awards Contract for New Jail


(02/09/2016)
Franklin County Commissioners awarded a $9 million construction-management contract for the $135 million construction of a new Franklin County jail in Columbus.
 

Alabama Governor Proposes Prison Closures, Consolidation


(02/09/2016)
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley in his Feb. 2 State of the State address in Montgomery announced plans to transform the state’s prison system.
 

Windham’s Female Re-Entry Project Ahead of Schedule


(02/02/2016)
Mild temperatures have helped speed up construction on the new women’s re-entry center in Windham.
 

Ontario Continues Building Correctional Workforce


(02/02/2016)
The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on Jan. 29 announced plans to recruit 180 new correctional officers to work throughout the province.
 

Obama Moves to Ban Youth Solitary Confinement


(01/27/2016)
President Barack Obama on Jan. 25 authored an op-ed in The Washington Post decrying the use of solitary confinement for detained youth, calling the practice “an affront to our common humanity.”
 

Iredell County Plans for New Jail


(01/27/2016)
Iredell County Commissioners unanimously voted to begin construction planning for a new county jail in Statesville.
 

Shasta County Jail to Open New Sobering Cell


(01/19/2016)
Construction on a 90-square-foot sobering cell was recently completed on Dec. 29 at the Shasta County Jail in Redding.
 

Northumberland County Prison May Move to Plan B


(01/19/2016)
While site work is already underway on land previously selected to house the new Northumberland County Prison, several county commissioners continue to seek more convenient alternatives.
 

Dutchess County Saves $1 Million with Pod Addition


(01/12/2016)
The two temporary housing units installed in the Dutchess County Jail in Poughkeepsie last May saved the county about $1 million in costs that would have been used housing out inmates to other counties, reported Daily Freeman News.
 

Connecticut Correctional Infrastructure Shrinks


(01/12/2016)
The Niantic Annex, a facility of the Connecticut Department of Corrections system, closed on Friday, Jan. 8.