Construction Begins on Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex


(06/22/2016)
Lafourche Parish, La., officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-constructed $30 million, 134,000-square-foot Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on June 18. The facility is slated to open in late 2017 or early 2018.
 

Bedford County Weighs Out New Jail Options


(06/09/2016)
Plans for a new Bedford County Jail in Shelbyville continue to develop, as a five-member Courthouse and Property Committee (made up of some Bedford County Commission members) recommended the construction of a 400-bed justice center to replace the outdated facility at a recent May 26 meeting.
 

Brazos County Studies Juvenile Facility Expansion


(06/09/2016)
Brazos County is considering an expansion that would more than double the size of its existing juvenile justice facility in Bryan.
 

Wyoming Considers Repairs, Replacement for State Penitentiary


(06/09/2016)
Poor construction techniques are to blame for numerous structural deficiencies in the 15-year-old Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, according to a recent report from the state’s engineering consultant.
 

North Carolina Policy Seeks to Decrease Prison Suicide Rates


(06/08/2016)
Prompted by a rash of recent inmate suicides, North Carolina correctional officials published new policies and procedures on June 1 intended to prevent inmate attempts at self-harm.
 

Orange County Jail Inmates Graduate from Construction Class


(06/08/2016)
A second batch of inmate students to take the new construction class offered by Valencia College at the Orange County Jail in Orlando graduated on June 3. The college covered the $2,510 cost per person for the first class, which finished in April, and the jail paid for this second class.
 

Coffee County Jail is Once Again State Certified


(05/25/2016)
After losing its state certification due to overcrowding and understaffing in 2012, the Coffee County Jail in Manchester was recently re-certified by the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI), which establishes minimum standards for adult local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state.
 

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.