Construction Breaks Ground on Rowan County Jail

Rowan County broke ground on a new $20.7 million detention center on July 18, about two years after the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) authorized the county to move forward with the building project.

New Mexico Prison Closure to Impact 300 Workers

The upcoming closure of the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan is set to relocate approximately 1,200 inmates to other facilities and leave some 300 employees without work.

Tarrant County Selects Juvenile Center Design Team

The Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court recently named Omaha, Neb.-based HDR — together with locally based LBL Architects — to plan and design a major expansion and alterations to the county’s Scott D. Moore Juvenile Center in Fort Worth.

St. Brides Correctional Center Sees Solar Energy Benefits

St. Brides Correctional Center in Chesapeake installed solar panel units in 2012 to preheat ground water entering its buildings.

Charlotte County Selects Builder for Courthouse Project

In a July 12 meeting, members of the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors approved amended plans for construction of the county’s new courthouse, and awarded a nearly $11.5 million construction contract.

Arizona DOC to Purchase Kingman Facility

Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) officials received approval from a legislative committee in June to purchase the Arizona State Prison-Kingman, located in Golden Valley, from GEO Group of Boca Raton, Fla., for upwards of $137 million.

Shasta County Courthouse Project Faces Delays

The fate of a new six-story Shasta County Courthouse in Redding, which was originally scheduled to open in 2020, is currently up in the air, as court projects throughout California are facing delays.

South Carolina DOC To Implement Telehealth Services

The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health recently announced a partnership to provide incarcerated patients access to health care via telehealth services.

Santa Barbara County Jail Project Awaits State Approval

Now that the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors awarded construction contracts in early July for the Northern Branch jail in Santa Maria, final state approval is required before continuing with plans to build the facility.

Committee Urges Washington County Board to Build Jail

The Washington County Board of Supervisors on June 28 accepted a formal recommendation to construct a new 60-bed justice center.