South Florida Jail’s Mail Policy May Be Unconstitutional


(01/22/2014)
A federal lawsuit filed against St. Lucie County Jail in Fort Pierce will challenge the facility’s mail policy for inmates.

Women Outpace Men Nationally in Incarceration Rates


(01/15/2014)
Though men still make up a vast majority of both state and federal prison populations, the percentage of female inmates nationwide is steadily increasing.

Idaho to End CCA Contract


(01/15/2014)
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter asked the Idaho Board of Correction earlier this month to take over the operation of the 2,080-bed Idaho Correctional Center (ICC), the state’s largest prison.

Riverside County Approves East County Detention Center Budget


(01/02/2014)
Riverside County is moving ahead with its plans to expand the area’s jail facilities.

Wake County Correctional Facilities Go Green


(01/02/2014)
The Wake County Detention Center expansion project and new Justice Center in Raleigh have both achieved LEED Silver status.

NJ Juvenile Detention Facility Wins National Recognition


(01/02/2014)
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) has named the Essex County Juvenile Detention Facility its Facility of the Year for 2013.

San Luis Obispo Jail Gets Construction Approval


(01/02/2014)
The San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors approved $31.3 million in construction and related contracts in mid-December for the expanded San Luis Obispo County women’s jail, a new medical facility and an electronic security system.

Santa Clara to Conduct Post-Realignment Assessment Study


(01/02/2014)
Nearly three years after California’s controversial prison realignment plan went into effect, Santa Clara County officials have approved a jail study and needs assessment they hope will result in more improvement funding.

California Counties Learn Correction Funding Fate


(12/18/2013)
Fifteen California counties will soon benefit from a $500 million investment in correctional construction projects.

Commissioners Recommend New Jail After BCDC Scandal


(12/18/2013)
Cell phone scramblers, improved officer screenings and a new $553 million jail are several ways Maryland officials hope to improve the scandal-mired Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC).