Maine Jail Bill Wins Support


(04/17/2014)
A bill that would grant greater authority to the Maine State Board of Corrections has won initial approval in both the House and Senate.

Union Rallies for New Pennsylvania Prison


(04/17/2014)
More than 100 correctional officers, union leaders, county officials and supporters rallied at the Fayette County Courthouse on April 11 to push for the construction of a new prison. Members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), which represents some 70 correctional officers employed at the current Fayette County Prison, organized the gathering.

Arkansas Jail Celebrates Groundbreaking


(04/17/2014)
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nevada County jail in Prescott was held earlier this month.

Nebraska Lawmakers Move Bills to Ease Prison Crowding


(04/16/2014)
Just months after Fairfax, Va.-based Dewberry Architects revealed a master plan for construction work at Nebraska correctional facilities, state lawmakers passed Legislative Bills (LB) 907 and 999 on April 8 in the second of three rounds of consideration.

Pennsylvania Correctional Budget Tops $2 Billion


(04/16/2014)
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has requested more than $2 billion in funding for FY 2014-2015, up $77 million from Governor Tom Corbett’s last budget.

Officials Lobby for Kansas Prison Project


(04/09/2014)
Leavenworth Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Preisinger and Leavenworth City Manager Scott Miller recently made a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal legislators from Kansas about funding of a new federal prison in Leavenworth.

Ohio Bill Improves Jail Construction Funding


(04/09/2014)
A bill designed to improve the funding process for upgrades to Ohio’s regional jails has cleared both the House and Senate.

Cornerstone Detention to Acquire Norment


(04/09/2014)
Cornerstone Detention Products announced on April 9 that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Norment Security Group from The Gores Group, a Los Angeles‐based investment firm. Financial terms of the transaction have not yet been disclosed.

Illinois’ Thomson Prison to Reopen


(03/19/2014)
After sitting empty for four years, the Thomson Correctional Center (TCC) in northwest Illinois finally has an estimated reopening date.

Jacksonville Debuts Transitional Facility for Inmates


(03/19/2014)
A new facility that looks like a high school and apartment complex combined awaits Florida inmates just released from the state’s prison system.