GEO Group Announces Management of Three New Facilities


(02/05/2014)
On Feb. 1 the GEO Group assumed management of three Florida correctional facilities under a contract with the state’s Department of Management Services.

Muskegon County Holds Jail Groundbreaking Ceremony


(02/05/2014)
Muskegon County held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 14 to celebrate the construction of its new $27.6 million jail.

Lake County Awarded $20 Million in State Funding


(01/29/2014)
The state of California awarded $20 million in construction funding to Lake County for upgrades to the Hill Road Correctional Facility.

Colorado DOC Requests Funds for New Inmate Tracking System


(01/29/2014)
Nearly $20 million is needed the complete a long overdue replacement of Colorado’s prison tracking system, according to Colorado correctional officials.

Alabama Poised to Establish Prison Reform Task Force


(01/22/2014)
Alabama state senators hope their recent approval of a new task force will help determine the cause of the state’s growing prison overcrowding problem, and offer potential solutions.

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.