Montana Youth Facility Expands to Serve Male Offenders
The Montana Department of Corrections, Youth Services Division, recently announced plans to convert an existing 20-bed unit at its 120-bed Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility to serve young adults.
Cape May to Rebid Jail Project
On Feb. 9, the Cape May County Board of Freeholders voted to reject all six bids it received for the construction of a new jail as all came in millions of dollars over budget.
Franklin County Awards Contract for New Jail
Franklin County Commissioners awarded a $9 million construction-management contract for the $135 million construction of a new Franklin County jail in Columbus.
Alabama Governor Proposes Prison Closures, Consolidation
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley in his Feb. 2 State of the State address in Montgomery announced plans to transform the state’s prison system.
Windham’s Female Re-Entry Project Ahead of Schedule
Mild temperatures have helped speed up construction on the new women’s re-entry center in Windham.
Ontario Continues Building Correctional Workforce
The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on Jan. 29 announced plans to recruit 180 new correctional officers to work throughout the province.
Obama Moves to Ban Youth Solitary Confinement
President Barack Obama on Jan. 25 authored an op-ed in The Washington Post decrying the use of solitary confinement for detained youth, calling the practice “an affront to our common humanity.”
Iredell County Plans for New Jail
Iredell County Commissioners unanimously voted to begin construction planning for a new county jail in Statesville.
Shasta County Jail to Open New Sobering Cell
Construction on a 90-square-foot sobering cell was recently completed on Dec. 29 at the Shasta County Jail in Redding.
Northumberland County Prison May Move to Plan B
While site work is already underway on land previously selected to house the new Northumberland County Prison, several county commissioners continue to seek more convenient alternatives.
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