Department of Labor Funds Correctional Employment Centers


(06/23/2015)
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced earlier this month it has funded $10 million in grants for projects in 20 communities in 14 states to provide comprehensive pre-release services to inmates as well as ongoing support as they re-enter their communities.

Cook County DOC Upgrades Offender Management


(06/10/2015)
The Cook County Department of Corrections’ (CCDOC) Tribridge Offender360 is now live.

Wisconsin Prison to Build New Health Unit


(06/10/2015)
The Wisconsin State Building Commission earlier this month approved $6.47 million for the construction of a new and improved health care facility at the Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) in Portage.

New Zealand Prison Opens with In-Cell Computers & Phones


(06/10/2015)
The new high-security Kohuora Auckland South Corrections Facility officially opened in Wiri (or south Auckland) last month, and the first batch of inmates moved in on May 18.

Russia to Consider Prison Labor for 2018 World Cup Construction


(06/02/2015)
Russian authorities may have found the answer to keeping costs to a minimum when hosting the 2018 World Cup: prison labor.

MacArthur Foundation Grants Aim to ‘Challenge’ Over-Incarceration


(06/02/2015)
With jail populations having more than tripled since the 1980’s, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced in February that it would begin an initial five-year, $75 million investment in the Safety and Justice Challenge, aimed at streamlining local jail populations while simultaneously altering the American standard regarding jail over-use.

Tab Increases for Stalled Detroit Jail Project


(05/27/2015)
A recent rundown of average monthly and annual costs related to upkeep on the stalled Wayne County Jail construction project in downtown Detroit shows the project continues to be a heavy financial burden on the already strained city.

Danbury Prison Construction to Start this Summer


(05/27/2015)
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a Senate panel on May 7 that construction of the new Danbury federal prison for women will begin this summer after a two-year-long debate.

Philadelphia Considers Replacing Outdated House of Correction


(05/19/2015)
The Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Public Property voted on May 11 to approve a bill that allows the city to purchase a 58-acre parcel of land on the Delaware River that could be used to build a prison facility to replace the 140-year-old House of Correction in Northeast Philadelphia — a decision that would ultimately be left for the next mayor to tackle.

Mesa County Upgrades Offender Management


(05/19/2015)
Mesa County Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD), located in Colorado’s Mesa County, recently modernized its offender management system, using the cloud to improve oversight.