Proposed National Law Aims to Reduce Recidivism


(04/16/2015)
A bill introduced by two senators aims to cut government spending by requiring lower-risk prisoners to participate in recidivism reduction programs.

Report Shows Prison Population Increases, Decreases


(04/15/2015)
The Sentencing Project, a Washington-based research and advocacy group, released new data on April 8 showing incarceration trends across the U.S.

Shawnee County Jail to Get New Kitchen


(04/15/2015)
Shawnee County Commissioners approved $3.6 million for the Shawnee County Corrections Department to build a new kitchen at the Shawnee County Jail in Topeka.

Maine Faces Challenges Due to Prison Overcrowding


(04/08/2015)
The amount of inmates in the Kennebec County Jail in Augusta has grown substantially in recent months.

Bentonville to Expand Prison Facility


(04/08/2015)
Benton County Officials in Bentonville have been researching the potential expansion of their county correctional facility.

Ala. to Add More Parole Officers and Reduce Certain Penalties


(03/25/2015)
The state of Alabama has recently proposed a prison bill reform regarding the addition of more parole officers within the prison system, as well as the reduction of jail time for small time criminals or petty thieves.

Douglas County Studies How to Help Mentally Ill Inmates

By Daniel R. Rowe
(03/25/2015)
Like many cities and counties, Douglas County, Kan., has seen an uptick in the number of people with mental health conditions arriving at the county jail.

Johnson County Jail Transfers Inmates During Construction


(03/18/2015)
A project at the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City to begin this spring will force the sheriff’s office to transfer a majority of its inmates out of the county for several months.

California Prisoners Now Have Ability to get Four-Year Degree


(03/18/2015)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) along with the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges have recently come to an agreement to allow more and more current prisoners the ability to acquire academic certificates, degrees and credits, which will in most cases transfer over to a four-year university atmosphere.

Santa Clara County Moves Forward with Jail Plan


(03/11/2015)
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last month to take steps toward the construction of a new jail in San Jose.