Vermont DOC Seeks Out-of-State Contractor


(10/01/2014)
The Vermont Department of Corrections is looking for a new out-of-state contractor to house about 500 inmates that Vermont does not have the capacity to hold.

November AAJ Conference Focuses on Social Justice


(10/01/2014)
The 2014 AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice’s national conference, held November 5-7 in St. Louis, will focus on architecture for social justice, highlighting a growing trend in the correctional design community.

Senate Committee Authorization Could Impact PREA Penalties


(09/24/2014)
Several pieces of correctional legislation received support from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 18.

Report Investigates Pennsylvania Prison’s Proximity to Coal Operations


(09/24/2014)
The Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association will conduct a health survey of present and former members working at State Correctional Institution – Fayette (SCI Fayette) in La Belle as well as three other prisons built near coal ash disposal or coal mining operations in the state.

Ontario County Jail Population Declines


(09/17/2014)
A recent drop in the number of inmates at the Ontario County Jail is good news for county officials, who have been debating whether or not to undergo a costly jail expansion.

Napa Inmates Transferred Following Earthquake


(09/17/2014)
Following the Aug. 24 earthquake that damaged hundreds of Napa County buildings, the county’s Department of Corrections has obtained a court order allowing the transfer of some of inmates from the impacted jail to nearby facilities.

N.H. Finally Breaks Ground on Women’s Prison


(09/03/2014)
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Aug. 18 for New Hampshire’s first permanent, all-inclusive women’s prison located in Concord.

Baltimore Installs Technology to Prohibit Cell Phone Access


(09/03/2014)
A new technology installed at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) will crack down on contraband cell phone use at the facility.

Nonprofit Organization Raises Chapel Funds for Texas Inmates


(08/27/2014)
The Stevenson Unit Chapel Fund Association intends to solicit donations and grants to help build a chapel for all faiths at the Clarence N. Stevenson Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in Cuero.

Eight California Prisons Earn ACA Accreditation


(08/27/2014)
Eight California prisons recently earned accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the official accrediting body of the American Correctional Association, bringing the state’s total to 16 approved facilities.