Baltimore Installs Technology to Prohibit Cell Phone Access


(09/03/2014)
A new technology installed at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) will crack down on contraband cell phone use at the facility.

Nonprofit Organization Raises Chapel Funds for Texas Inmates


(08/27/2014)
The Stevenson Unit Chapel Fund Association intends to solicit donations and grants to help build a chapel for all faiths at the Clarence N. Stevenson Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in Cuero.

Eight California Prisons Earn ACA Accreditation


(08/27/2014)
Eight California prisons recently earned accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the official accrediting body of the American Correctional Association, bringing the state’s total to 16 approved facilities.

VADOC Acquires New Farm Equipment for Food Operations


(08/20/2014)
The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) announced an agreement with John Deere & Company earlier this month to help enhance the department’s agribusiness operations.

Corizon Cancels Virginia Contract, Armor Steps In


(08/20/2014)
Corizon Health of Brentwood, Tenn. will terminate its contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections effective Sept. 30.

California Curbs Pepper Spray Use, Physical Force


(08/13/2014)
Policies concerning the treatment of mentally ill inmates in California correctional facilities underwent significant changes on August 1.

Joint County Committee Continues Bismarck Jail Planning


(08/13/2014)
Burleigh and Morton county officials voted in favor of the construction agreement needed for the two counties to build a $70 million jail together at a joint county committee meeting last month.

Crowded Michigan Jail to Receive Third Expansion


(07/30/2014)
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners has approved construction contracts, as well as the issuing of up to $15 million in tax-exempt general obligation bonds, clearing the way for expansion at the county’s severely overcrowded jail.

Construction Begins on Kings County Jail Addition


(07/30/2014)
Construction on the Kings County jail addition in Hanford began on July 28. The 252-bed project is yet another California project being constructed to help relieve overcrowding as a result of prison realignment.

Wisconsin Considers Correctional Shift Changes


(07/30/2014)
Wisconsin lawmakers may expand 12-hour work shifts for correctional officers to a second state correctional institution.