Texas Prison Riot Results in Several Layoffs


(03/11/2015)
An overwhelming 2,000 plus inmates rioted recently at a privatized correctional facility located in Southern Texas along the Mexico border.

Florida Prison to Add 2-Megawatt Solar Array


(02/25/2015)
Power, natural gas and energy products retailer Constellation was awarded a Federal Bureau of Prisons contract on Feb. 19 to implement $45 million in water and energy conservation measures at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Coleman) in Coleman, Fla.

Sheriff Ordered to Improve Wayne County Jail Buildings


(02/25/2015)
Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny ordered Sheriff Benny Napoleon to start fixing up the Wayne County jail in Detroit, citing roaches, drain flies and other evidence of hygiene problems.

High Security Unit Opens at Rikers


(02/25/2015)
A new enhanced supervision housing unit opened within Rikers Island’s Otis Bantum Correctional Center in New York on Feb. 22.

Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Prison Reform Reports


(02/25/2015)
A report released earlier this month by the Platte Institute for Economic Research highlights how Nebraska could ease prison crowding by reforming how and when it releases inmates and lifting the barriers that make it harder for them to find jobs.

Montana Officials Discuss New Prison


(02/11/2015)
Montana state officials have recently unraveled a prison construction plan that will bring another correctional facility to Lewis and Clark County.

Iowa Prison to Cost $7 Million More to Open


(02/11/2015)
The new 800-bed Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison still remains empty, almost a year and a half after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in October 2013.

Nebraska Senators Seek Solutions for Prison Troubles


(02/03/2015)
A group of government officials have recently developed a list of solutions for the growing number of prisoners in Nebraska.

Bourbon County Chooses Jail Architect


(02/03/2015)
Bourbon County Commissioners voted in January to sign a contract with St. Joseph, Mo.-based Goldberg Group Architects (GGA) PC to provide architectural services for a new jail project in Fort Scott.