McLean County Selects Architect for Jail Expansion
After reviewing bids from six architectural firms, McLean County, Ill., officials have selected architecture and engineering firm The Farnsworth Group of Normal, Ill.
Fairfield County Jail Construction Raises Water Concerns
As the new Fairfield County jail is being built on a location in downtown Lancaster, opponents of the project believe the site’s soil could be endangering the public water supply.
New San Mateo Jail to See First Inmates March 19
San Mateo County’s new $165 million jail facility, the Maple Street Correctional Facility, will soon be open for business.
Granger Construction Receives 2015 Build Michigan Award
Construction on the new 622-bed Muskegon County Jail in Muskegon was completed in August.
President Outlines Plans to Close Guantanamo
In an effort to make good on campaign promises, President Obama reaffirmed on Feb. 23 his commitment to closing the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Yakima County Jail to House Mentally Ill Inmates
After sitting empty for almost five years, the Yakima County jail in March will start housing inmates being treated for mental illness.
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.
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