Maine DOC Unveils New Prison Project Plan


(12/30/2015)
State officials unveiled an updated version of a plan to renovate and expand the Maine Correctional Center’s main campus in Windham on Dec. 16, just three weeks after the groundbreaking of a new, 21,500-square-foot women’s re-entry facility being built nearby.
 

Construction Starts on New Hampden Police Station


(12/29/2015)
Construction on the new Hampden police station is underway after the foundation was poured in mid-November, and is scheduled for completion this spring.
 

Benton County Will Soon Seek Jail Expansion Bids


(12/29/2015)
lans are nearing completion for the construction of two much-needed expansions to the Benton County Jail in Bentonville.
 

Wayne County Jail Moves to Redesign Phase


(12/23/2015)
The Wayne County commission voted to move forward with the initial redesign phase of the Wayne County jail project in exchange for dropping lawsuits that the county filed against Dearborn, Mich.-based Ghafari Associates and Los Angeles-headquartered AECOM Services who were working on the 1,976-bed jail project.
 

Omnibus Bill Will Fund Reopening of Thomson Prison


(12/23/2015)
President Obama signed off on a major tax and spending package on Dec. 18, paving the way for the reopening of Thomson Correctional Center (TCC) in Thomson.
 

Fifth Vermont Prison Goes Green With Solar Array


(12/15/2015)
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently announced the completion of a 500-kilowatt solar net metering project at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield.
 

Riverside County Denied More State Funding


(12/15/2015)
A past award to expand the Indio jail stopped Riverside County’s effort to attain $80 million more in state funding this year to renovate the 1,520-bed Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
 

Justice For Vets Expands Veterans Treatment Courts


(12/02/2015)
Alexandria-headquartered Justice For Vets recently announced that the number of Veterans Treatment Courts across the nation increased by 28 percent between 2013 and 2014, with hundreds more in the planning stages.
 

Opening of Hall County Correctional Institute Pushed to 2016


(12/02/2015)
The Hall County Correctional Institute in Gainsville was originally scheduled to open in November, but due to weather-related issues it is now likely to open in mid-January.
 

British Columbia Announces Transgender Inmate Housing Policy


(11/24/2015)
British Columbia Corrections, headquartered in Victoria, recently announced it will now base inmate housing decisions on an inmate’s gender identity, a shift from the old policy of housing inmates according to physical or birth gender.