Supreme Court Decides on Inmate Religious Practices


(01/28/2015)
The Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 20 that prison officials cannot arbitrarily ban peaceful religious practices in the country’s correctional institutions.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Seeks to Refurbish Mental Health Care


(01/21/2015)
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is looking to make changes within their detention facilities for the well-being of mentally ill or unstable inmates.

N.Y. Governor Takes Stance on Juvenile Justice


(01/21/2015)
Andrew Cuomo, teenage prisoners, victimized, proposal, prevention, New York Prisons, Jeremy Creelan

Correctional Design Experts Discuss Industry Changes


(01/09/2015)
As January begins another year, Correctional News spoke with four architects who weighed in on the latest trends and challenges in correctional design.

Oregon DOC Honored for Sustainability Efforts


(01/09/2015)
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) recently received two awards for its commitment to sustainability.

Geo Group Announces New Contracts in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania


(01/09/2015)
The Geo Group of Boca Raton, Fla., announced on Dec. 30 that it has signed contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for the continued management of both the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center in Phillipsburg, Pa., and for the reactivation of the Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton, Okla.

CCA Loses Ohio Prison Contract


(12/30/2014)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) decided on Dec. 29 not to renew its contract with the 2,016-bed Northeast Ohio Correction Center, a privately-owned prison in Youngstown for low-level offenders.

Thomson Prison Reopening Closer to Becoming a Reality


(12/17/2014)
Washington lawmakers further secured the reopening of Thomson Correction Center (TCC) in Thomson, Ill. by dedicating $106 million to Bureau of Prisons construction.

Baton Rouge to Vote on Mental Health Center


(12/17/2014)
Ever since the Earl K. Long (EKL) Medical Center closed in Baton Rouge in April 2013, a growing portion of inmates with mental illness or substance abuse problems have been taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

New York City to Spend $130 Million for Mentally Ill Inmates


(12/09/2014)
On Monday, Dec. 1, New York City announced that they plan to spend $130 million in order to change the way its criminal justice system handles mentally ill inmates.