FCI Danbury’s Tails of Justice Program Helps with Rehabilitation


(11/08/2016)
Inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury (FCI Danbury) have proved, yet again, that a dog really is man’s best friend.
 

Report Calls For Major Overhaul of Youth Imprisonment Methods


(10/26/2016)
In a new report released Oct. 21, researchers from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) in Cambridge and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) are calling for an end to the existing youth imprisonment model, citing its emphasis on confinement and control.
 

Thomson Prison on Track for 2017 Reopening


(10/26/2016)
After a tour of the Administrative United States Penitentiary (AUSP) Thomson in Illinois earlier this month, Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference to update the media and public about its progress.
 

Okanagan Correctional Centre Readies for Inmates


(10/18/2016)
The new 378-cell, high-security Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) located on 36 acres of the Osoyoos Indian Band Reserve north of Oliver, was completed on time and on budget in September.
 

Maine Department of Corrections Issues RFQ for $149 Million Project


(10/18/2016)
Maine’s Department of Corrections (DOC) wishes to procure architectural/engineering services from a firm experienced in the design of secure correctional facilities.
 

Berrien County Jail Renovation to Add 30 Years to Lifecycle


(10/05/2016)
Initial plans to renovate the 66-year-old Berrien County jail in St. Joseph estimate that the project could cost as much as $7.2 million, which would still be less expensive than building a new jail.
 

Ohio Prison to Invest in Energy Efficiency, Conservation


(10/05/2016)
The Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) received $8 million in financing on Sept. 22 for the installation of new energy-efficiency and conservation systems.
 

Montana County Names Jail Expansion Team


(10/05/2016)
Flathead County, Mont., commissioners recently approved a 36-bed expansion of the county’s overcrowded jail, and have now selected the design and construction teams to helm the project.
 

Unfinished Work, Delays Cited in Orleans Parish Jail Suit


(10/05/2016)
Citing unfinished work, missed deadlines and failure to provide reimbursements for construction on the city’s new approximately $150 million Orleans Justice Center complex, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is now suing two construction firms for breach of contract.
 

Alabama Correctional Officers Fail to Report to Work Amid Prison Strike


(10/05/2016)
A new development in the four-week nationwide prison strike by inmates in the U.S. federal and state prison systems unfolded last week after a number of correctional officers failed to report to work at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore on Sept. 24.