DeSoto Supervisors Green Light Jail Addition


(05/28/2014)
DeSoto County supervisors recently approved the second phase of construction on the DeSoto County jail, which will include space for 268 new inmates.

CDCR Chooses R.J. Donovan Facility Project Team


(05/21/2014)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently chose Tempe, Ariz.-headquartered Sundt Construction and joint-venture partner Layton Construction, with offices in Phoenix, as the design-build contractor for the new housing facility at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Complex located near San Diego.

Opponents Rally Against California Jail Expansion


(05/21/2014)
Following the May 13 release of Governor Jerry Brown’s revised state budget, advocacy groups are speaking out against Brown’s plan to funnel $500 million into jail expansion.

Lousiana House Passes Parole Bill


(05/14/2014)
The Louisiana House has passed a bill reducing the time violent prisoners are required to serve before they become eligible for parole.

New N.D. Jail Design Presented


(05/14/2014)
UBL Design Group, based in Bismarck, in cooperation with New York-based Venture Architects presented design plans for the new combined Burleigh/Morton County jail to commissioners from Burleigh County, Morton County, Bismarck and Mandan in April.

Minnesota Correctional Facility Marks 100th Year


(05/07/2014)
The Minnesota Correctional Facility – Stillwater, recently marked its 100th year in operation.

Grand County Discusses Jail Upgrade Options


(05/07/2014)
The Grand County Jail in Moab, Utah, is in need of major repairs.

Virginia DOC Preserves 3,000 Acres for Earth Day


(04/30/2014)
In honor of Earth Day last week, the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) announced that it would preserve about 3,000 acres of land at four state prison facilities, restricting any future development of the acreage.

Alabama Inmates Protest Prison Labor


(04/30/2014)
Though inmates at St. Clair County Correctional Facility had announced plans for their second labor strike this year, hoping to draw attention to what they consider an unjust free labor system, facility administrators have yet to see evidence of the protest.

Maine Jail Bill Wins Support


(04/17/2014)
A bill that would grant greater authority to the Maine State Board of Corrections has won initial approval in both the House and Senate. L.D.