Opening of Hall County Correctional Institute Pushed to 2016


(12/02/2015)
The Hall County Correctional Institute in Gainsville was originally scheduled to open in November, but due to weather-related issues it is now likely to open in mid-January.
 

British Columbia Announces Transgender Inmate Housing Policy


(11/24/2015)
British Columbia Corrections, headquartered in Victoria, recently announced it will now base inmate housing decisions on an inmate’s gender identity, a shift from the old policy of housing inmates according to physical or birth gender.
 

CCA Acquires Avalon Correctional Services


(11/24/2015)
Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest private prisons operator, grew on Oct. 29 when it announced the purchase of Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Avalon Correctional Services Inc., a privately held company that provides residential reintegration programming to help residents return to their communities.
 

Report Highlights Proposition 47 Progress


(11/12/2015)
The Stanford Law School Stanford Justice Advocacy Project recently released the Proposition 47 Progress Report highlighting the progress made since the proposition’s enactment in November 2014.
 

U.K. to Open New Prisons, Shutter Outdated Facilities


(11/12/2015)
On Nov. 9, Her Majesty’s Prison Service in London announced plans to construct nine new prisons throughout England and Wales in an effort to reform prison programming.
 

Obama Promotes Rehabilitation, Reintegration for Formerly Incarcerated


(11/04/2015)
On Nov. 2, President Obama announced new actions aimed at helping the more than 600,000 formerly incarcerated individuals released from state and federal prisons each year rehabilitate and reintegrate back into their communities.
 

Construction Begins on Houston’s Joint Processing Center


(11/04/2015)
Construction on the $100 million Joint Processing Center in Houston officially began in late October, and is scheduled to last 24 months.
 

Livingston County Jail Expansion Project Nears Milestone


(10/28/2015)
The first phase of construction on the expansion of the Livingston County Jail is now just days away from completion, and is anticipated to open in late November.
 

Prince Albert Correctional Centre Completes Expansion


(10/21/2015)
The Government of Saskatchewan has completed a 144-bed expansion of the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre in Prince Albert to further ensure the safety and security of facility staff, offenders and the public.