Pennsylvania Prisons May Halt Hiring


(06/11/2014)
In an effort to save money, Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel has instituted a department-wide freeze on new hiring, which union representatives are calling a threat to correctional staff safety.

States Consider Lethal Injection Alternatives


(06/11/2014)
As the result of the botched lethal injection execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett in April 2014, as well as a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs, some of the 32 states that practice capital punishment now are examining alternative methods.

Afghanistan Prison Already Faces Structural Damages


(06/11/2014)
John F. Sopka, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, released a report on June 3 that highlighted major safety maintenance problems at a prison in the country’s Baghlan province.

Former Lorton Prison to House New Residential Development


(06/10/2014)
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a $188 million overhaul of the former Lorton prison site, which closed in 2001, on June 3.

Elko County Names Jail Construction Manager


(06/10/2014)
Following an April vote to allocate $3.6 million to construction of a new jail wing, Elko County commissioners have selected Ormaza Construction to complete a much-needed building expansion.

Viking Products Announces Purchase of Slate Security


(06/05/2014)
California-based Viking Products recently announced its purchase of Slate Security Systems and Steel Door Industries of Hartselle, Ala.

Viking Products Announces Purchase of Slate Security


(06/05/2014)
California-based Viking Products recently announced its purchase of Slate Security Systems and Steel Door Industries of Hartselle, Ala.

Tulare County Approves Jail Contract


(05/28/2014)
Tulare County Supervisors approved a $3.25 million contract with Sacramento, Calif.-based Vanir Construction Management Inc. to build the new $68 million South County Detention Facility in Porterville.

DeSoto Supervisors Green Light Jail Addition


(05/28/2014)
DeSoto County supervisors recently approved the second phase of construction on the DeSoto County jail, which will include space for 268 new inmates.

CDCR Chooses R.J. Donovan Facility Project Team


(05/21/2014)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently chose Tempe, Ariz.-headquartered Sundt Construction and joint-venture partner Layton Construction, with offices in Phoenix, as the design-build contractor for the new housing facility at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Complex located near San Diego.