Culture Study to be Included in Nebraska Correctional Reform


(07/29/2015)
After having multiple problems occur within its correctional facilities, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has decided to conduct a culture study before making reform plans.

San Francisco Moves Forward with Jail Plan


(07/22/2015)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to seek $80 million in state funding, which the city would supplement with an additional $160 million, to pay for a new 384-bed jail.

California Regains Oversight of Folsom State Prison


(07/22/2015)
Oversight of Folsom State Prison’s (FSP) medical services is once again in the hands of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), according to a July 14 statement by the CDCR.

Los Banos Courthouse to Double Existing Capacity


(07/01/2015)
Construction crews broke ground on the new Los Banos Courthouse on June 25.

New Marion County Jail Estimated at $7.2 million


(07/01/2015)
Facing closure for being out of compliance with state regulations, the current Marion County 20-bed jail, located in Yellville, now faces potential replacement by a new, 62-bed jail costing an estimated $7.2 million.

Greenfield Trial Court Undergoes Sustainable Upgrade


(07/01/2015)
When the $60 million renovation and expansion project at the Franklin County courthouse in Greenfield is completed, a green roof will be just one of the many sustainable features in the updated facility.

Grand Jury Report Finds Monterey County Jail Highly Problematic


(07/01/2015)
A recent report issued by the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury has identified “numerous problems, many of them serious” within the Monterey County Jail located in Salinas, Calif.

LA County Officials Delay Jail Plan


(07/01/2015)
The Los Angeles County Jail Plan — a major effort to replace the Men’s Central Jail with the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Center and to renovate the Mira Loma Detention Facility — was delayed on June 9.

Jail Move Still Uncertain in Lawrence County


(06/23/2015)
Built to hold 52 prisoners, Lawrence County Jail in Ironton, has routinely exceeded this recommendation, housing upwards of 74 prisoners at a time.

Department of Labor Funds Correctional Employment Centers


(06/23/2015)
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced earlier this month it has funded $10 million in grants for projects in 20 communities in 14 states to provide comprehensive pre-release services to inmates as well as ongoing support as they re-enter their communities.