South Carolina DOC To Implement Telehealth Services


(07/19/2016)
The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health recently announced a partnership to provide incarcerated patients access to health care via telehealth services.
 

Santa Barbara County Jail Project Awaits State Approval


(07/19/2016)
Now that the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors awarded construction contracts in early July for the Northern Branch jail in Santa Maria, final state approval is required before continuing with plans to build the facility.
 

Committee Urges Washington County Board to Build Jail


(07/06/2016)
The Washington County Board of Supervisors on June 28 accepted a formal recommendation to construct a new 60-bed justice center.
 

Graham County Breaks Ground on New Jail


(07/06/2016)
Officials celebrated the groundbreaking of a new adult detention facility for Graham County on June 22, although construction didn’t officially start until July 6.
 

Jefferson Davis Parish to Triple Jail Capacity with New Facility


(06/28/2016)
Jefferson Davis Parish, La., correctional officials will host an official groundbreaking ceremony for the parish’s soon-to-be-constructed jail on June 30.
 

Crawford County Jail Nears Completion


(06/28/2016)
Construction on the Crawford County jail in Van Buren is on track to open this fall and is currently more than $1 million under budget.
 

West Virginia Governor Signs Budget to Fund Inmate Education


(06/22/2016)
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed a 2016-17 fiscal year state budget on June 17 that will fund the adult inmate education programs that lawmakers had previously tried to eliminate.
 

Construction Begins on Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex


(06/22/2016)
Lafourche Parish, La., officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-constructed $30 million, 134,000-square-foot Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on June 18. The facility is slated to open in late 2017 or early 2018.
 

Bedford County Weighs Out New Jail Options


(06/09/2016)
Plans for a new Bedford County Jail in Shelbyville continue to develop, as a five-member Courthouse and Property Committee (made up of some Bedford County Commission members) recommended the construction of a 400-bed justice center to replace the outdated facility at a recent May 26 meeting.
 

Brazos County Studies Juvenile Facility Expansion


(06/09/2016)
Brazos County is considering an expansion that would more than double the size of its existing juvenile justice facility in Bryan.