Iowa Agrees to Pay Prison Contractor $7 Million


(05/12/2015)
The Iowa State Appeal Board finally agreed to pay $7 million more to the general contractor to resolve a dispute that delayed the opening of the new maximum-security prison in Fort Madison.

California Funds Prison Rehab Programs


(05/12/2015)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) earlier this month awarded a number of one-time grants aimed at expanding rehabilitative programs in the state’s prisons.

Los Angeles Predicts Big Spending, Including Prison Funding


(05/06/2015)
Los Angeles County is hoping to spend at least a hefty $100 million alone on resolving the ongoing issues in the county involving health care and mainly prisons.

Alabama Legislature Considers Plan to Reduce Overcrowding


(05/06/2015)
There are currently two bills making their way through the Alabama Legislature that, if passed, would help reduce overcrowding in Alabama prisons.

VADOC Continues Department-Wide Recycling Efforts


(04/29/2015)
The Virginia Department of Corrections released a statement last week on Earth Day about its continued recycling efforts since 2012, positioning itself as a statewide leader in recycling.

Legislation Could Expand Jail Mental Health Services


(04/29/2015)
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation earlier this month that could improve mental health and other health care services at local jails across the country.

Suffolk County Halts Jail Construction


(04/16/2015)
In late March, New York officials froze a mandate requiring that Suffolk County build a $112 million, second-phase addition to its Yaphank jail.

Alabama DOC Aims to Silence Illicit Cell Phones


(04/16/2015)
Alabama’s Draper, Elmore and Staton correctional facilities, all located in Elmore County, may soon receive managed-access systems aimed at blocking signals to contraband cell phones.

Proposed National Law Aims to Reduce Recidivism


(04/16/2015)
A bill introduced by two senators aims to cut government spending by requiring lower-risk prisoners to participate in recidivism reduction programs.

Report Shows Prison Population Increases, Decreases


(04/15/2015)
The Sentencing Project, a Washington-based research and advocacy group, released new data on April 8 showing incarceration trends across the U.S.