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.
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.
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.
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up of some Bedford County Commission members) recommended the construction of a 400-bed justice center to replace the outdated facility at a recent May 26 meeting.