Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Prison Reform Reports


(02/25/2015)
A report released earlier this month by the Platte Institute for Economic Research highlights how Nebraska could ease prison crowding by reforming how and when it releases inmates and lifting the barriers that make it harder for them to find jobs.

Montana Officials Discuss New Prison


(02/11/2015)
Montana state officials have recently unraveled a prison construction plan that will bring another correctional facility to Lewis and Clark County.

Iowa Prison to Cost $7 Million More to Open


(02/11/2015)
The new 800-bed Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison still remains empty, almost a year and a half after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in October 2013.

Nebraska Senators Seek Solutions for Prison Troubles


(02/03/2015)
A group of government officials have recently developed a list of solutions for the growing number of prisoners in Nebraska.

Bourbon County Chooses Jail Architect


(02/03/2015)
Bourbon County Commissioners voted in January to sign a contract with St. Joseph, Mo.-based Goldberg Group Architects (GGA) PC to provide architectural services for a new jail project in Fort Scott.

Ohio’s Fairfield County Jail to Send Out Bid Requests


(01/28/2015)
Plans are underway for the new Fairfield County jail, as bid requests are scheduled to be sent out early this year.

Supreme Court Decides on Inmate Religious Practices


(01/28/2015)
The Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 20 that prison officials cannot arbitrarily ban peaceful religious practices in the country’s correctional institutions.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Seeks to Refurbish Mental Health Care


(01/21/2015)
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is looking to make changes within their detention facilities for the well-being of mentally ill or unstable inmates.

N.Y. Governor Takes Stance on Juvenile Justice


(01/21/2015)
Andrew Cuomo, teenage prisoners, victimized, proposal, prevention, New York Prisons, Jeremy Creelan

Correctional Design Experts Discuss Industry Changes


(01/09/2015)
As January begins another year, Correctional News spoke with four architects who weighed in on the latest trends and challenges in correctional design.