Committee Urges Washington County Board to Build Jail


(07/06/2016)
The Washington County Board of Supervisors on June 28 accepted a formal recommendation to construct a new 60-bed justice center.
 

Graham County Breaks Ground on New Jail


(07/06/2016)
Officials celebrated the groundbreaking of a new adult detention facility for Graham County on June 22, although construction didn’t officially start until July 6.
 

Jefferson Davis Parish to Triple Jail Capacity with New Facility


(06/28/2016)
Jefferson Davis Parish, La., correctional officials will host an official groundbreaking ceremony for the parish’s soon-to-be-constructed jail on June 30.
 

Crawford County Jail Nears Completion


(06/28/2016)
Construction on the Crawford County jail in Van Buren is on track to open this fall and is currently more than $1 million under budget.
 

West Virginia Governor Signs Budget to Fund Inmate Education


(06/22/2016)
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed a 2016-17 fiscal year state budget on June 17 that will fund the adult inmate education programs that lawmakers had previously tried to eliminate.
 

Construction Begins on Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex


(06/22/2016)
Lafourche Parish, La., officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-constructed $30 million, 134,000-square-foot Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on June 18. The facility is slated to open in late 2017 or early 2018.
 

Bedford County Weighs Out New Jail Options


(06/09/2016)
Plans for a new Bedford County Jail in Shelbyville continue to develop, as a five-member Courthouse and Property Committee (made up of some Bedford County Commission members) recommended the construction of a 400-bed justice center to replace the outdated facility at a recent May 26 meeting.
 

Brazos County Studies Juvenile Facility Expansion


(06/09/2016)
Brazos County is considering an expansion that would more than double the size of its existing juvenile justice facility in Bryan.
 

Wyoming Considers Repairs, Replacement for State Penitentiary


(06/09/2016)
Poor construction techniques are to blame for numerous structural deficiencies in the 15-year-old Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, according to a recent report from the state’s engineering consultant.
 

North Carolina Policy Seeks to Decrease Prison Suicide Rates


(06/08/2016)
Prompted by a rash of recent inmate suicides, North Carolina correctional officials published new policies and procedures on June 1 intended to prevent inmate attempts at self-harm.