Los Banos Courthouse to Double Existing Capacity


(07/01/2015)
Construction crews broke ground on the new Los Banos Courthouse on June 25.

New Marion County Jail Estimated at $7.2 million


(07/01/2015)
Facing closure for being out of compliance with state regulations, the current Marion County 20-bed jail, located in Yellville, now faces potential replacement by a new, 62-bed jail costing an estimated $7.2 million.

Greenfield Trial Court Undergoes Sustainable Upgrade


(07/01/2015)
When the $60 million renovation and expansion project at the Franklin County courthouse in Greenfield is completed, a green roof will be just one of the many sustainable features in the updated facility.

Grand Jury Report Finds Monterey County Jail Highly Problematic


(07/01/2015)
A recent report issued by the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury has identified “numerous problems, many of them serious” within the Monterey County Jail located in Salinas, Calif.

LA County Officials Delay Jail Plan


(07/01/2015)
The Los Angeles County Jail Plan — a major effort to replace the Men’s Central Jail with the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Center and to renovate the Mira Loma Detention Facility — was delayed on June 9.

Jail Move Still Uncertain in Lawrence County


(06/23/2015)
Built to hold 52 prisoners, Lawrence County Jail in Ironton, has routinely exceeded this recommendation, housing upwards of 74 prisoners at a time.

Department of Labor Funds Correctional Employment Centers


(06/23/2015)
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced earlier this month it has funded $10 million in grants for projects in 20 communities in 14 states to provide comprehensive pre-release services to inmates as well as ongoing support as they re-enter their communities.

Cook County DOC Upgrades Offender Management


(06/10/2015)
The Cook County Department of Corrections’ (CCDOC) Tribridge Offender360 is now live.

Wisconsin Prison to Build New Health Unit


(06/10/2015)
The Wisconsin State Building Commission earlier this month approved $6.47 million for the construction of a new and improved health care facility at the Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) in Portage.

New Zealand Prison Opens with In-Cell Computers & Phones


(06/10/2015)
The new high-security Kohuora Auckland South Corrections Facility officially opened in Wiri (or south Auckland) last month, and the first batch of inmates moved in on May 18.