California Senate Committee Rejects $250 Million Jail Construction Proposal


(05/25/2016)
The California Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety voted last Wednesday to reject the additional $250 million for county jail construction that Governor Jerry Brown proposed in his revised budget proposal.
 

Crook County Report Shows New Jail Required


(05/18/2016)
Crook County’s Public Safety Advisory Committee presented conclusions from a report in late April that showed several convicted offenders in the county are currently free because of limited jail space in Prineville, and, therefore, building a new jail is the only solution to overcrowding.
 

Comal County Selects Architect for Jail Expansion, Renovation


(05/18/2016)
Comal County, Texas, will soon begin construction on a new $76 million county jail.
 

Ontario Correctional Facilities to Install Body Scanners


(05/10/2016)
Ontario correctional officials announced plans last week to install advanced technology full-body scanners in all 26 of the province’s adult correctional facilities.
 

Clinton County Voters OK New Jail & Law Center


(05/10/2016)
Nearly 74 percent of Clinton County voters passed a $22 million bond referendum on May 3 that will fund the new Clinton County jail, sheriff’s administrative offices and a 911 emergency communications center.
 

CDCR Dedicates New Mule Creek State Prison Housing Facilities


(05/03/2016)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently dedicated two new housing facilities at Mule Creek State Prison, located in Ione in Amador County.
 

Jefferson County Jail Expansion, Renovation Underway


(05/03/2016)
Construction is underway on an about $8 million renovation and expansion project to the Jefferson County Jail in Brookville.
 

Allegheny County Seeks Expansion of Inmate Tablet Program


(04/20/2016)
Administrators of the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh are currently awaiting approval on a request to expand the county’s successful inmate tablet program.
 

SF County Jails to Replace Security Systems


(04/20/2016)
Although San Francisco decided to turn down SB 863 jail funding and not move forward with a $380 million to plan to replace the city’s aging jails in the Hall of Justice, its current jails still face severe issues with regard to security.
 

Tulsa Swears in New Sheriff, Continues Jail Expansion


(04/20/2016)
Sheriff Vic Regalado was sworn in April 11 as the new sheriff of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, winning the general election to complete the remainder of former Sheriff Stanley Glanz’s term.