Ohio Increases Prison Spending, Decreases Recidivism


(03/19/2014)
Increased staff and rehabilitative programs could soon be added to Ohio correctional facilities thanks to Gov. John Kasich’s mid-biennium budget.

DHS Finalizes Prison Rape Regulation Standards


(03/18/2014)
The Department of Homeland Security has finalized comprehensive Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards to detect, prevent, reduce and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS immigration facilities.

Construction Underway at Volusia County Correctional Facilities


(03/18/2014)
Renovation projects at the Volusia County Correctional Facility and the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach are underway.

California Judges Rule on Inmate Health Care Suit


(03/11/2014)
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an inmate who sued the state for damages for denial of health care.

Judge Opposes Arkansas Board of Corrections Prison Decision


(03/11/2014)
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen opposes a recent decision made by the Arkansas Board of Corrections to spend millions of dollars constructing a new prison.

Bike Trail Offers Folsom Correctional Officers an Alternative Commute


(03/05/2014)
Johnny Cash will leave his mark on Folsom State Prison yet again when the Johnny Cash Trail opens near the prison referenced in Cash’s famous 1955 song “Folsom Prison Blues.” A groundbreaking ceremony for the bike trail was held last week.

New Hampshire to Build $38 Million Women’s Prison


(03/05/2014)
Site work will begin this summer on the New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women.

Tribe Dedicates New Public Safety Complex


(02/26/2014)
On Feb. 21 the Nisqually Indian Tribe dedicated a new, culturally sensitive public safety complex on the Nisqually Reservation.

Court Gives California Two Years to Lower Prison Population


(02/26/2014)
On Feb. 10, a three-judge panel approved the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s proposal for a two-year extension to Feb. 28, 2016 to reduce the state’s prison population to 137.5 percent capacity.

Two Arizona Communities Consider Joint Jail


(02/12/2014)
A new partnership between the Gilbert Police Department and Chandler Police Department could potentially result in thousands in annual savings for each community.