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.
Windham’s Female Re-Entry Project Ahead of Schedule
Mild temperatures have helped speed up construction on the new women’s re-entry center in Windham.
Ontario Continues Building Correctional Workforce
The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on Jan. 29 announced plans to recruit 180 new correctional officers to work throughout the province.
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