Wyoming Considers Repairs, Replacement for State Penitentiary


(06/09/2016)
Poor construction techniques are to blame for numerous structural deficiencies in the 15-year-old Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, according to a recent report from the state’s engineering consultant.
 

North Carolina Policy Seeks to Decrease Prison Suicide Rates


(06/08/2016)
Prompted by a rash of recent inmate suicides, North Carolina correctional officials published new policies and procedures on June 1 intended to prevent inmate attempts at self-harm.
 

Orange County Jail Inmates Graduate from Construction Class


(06/08/2016)
A second batch of inmate students to take the new construction class offered by Valencia College at the Orange County Jail in Orlando graduated on June 3. The college covered the $2,510 cost per person for the first class, which finished in April, and the jail paid for this second class.
 

Coffee County Jail is Once Again State Certified


(05/25/2016)
After losing its state certification due to overcrowding and understaffing in 2012, the Coffee County Jail in Manchester was recently re-certified by the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI), which establishes minimum standards for adult local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state.
 

California Senate Committee Rejects $250 Million Jail Construction Proposal


(05/25/2016)
The California Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety voted last Wednesday to reject the additional $250 million for county jail construction that Governor Jerry Brown proposed in his revised budget proposal.
 

Crook County Report Shows New Jail Required


(05/18/2016)
Crook County’s Public Safety Advisory Committee presented conclusions from a report in late April that showed several convicted offenders in the county are currently free because of limited jail space in Prineville, and, therefore, building a new jail is the only solution to overcrowding.
 

Comal County Selects Architect for Jail Expansion, Renovation


(05/18/2016)
Comal County, Texas, will soon begin construction on a new $76 million county jail.
 

Ontario Correctional Facilities to Install Body Scanners


(05/10/2016)
Ontario correctional officials announced plans last week to install advanced technology full-body scanners in all 26 of the province’s adult correctional facilities.
 

Clinton County Voters OK New Jail & Law Center


(05/10/2016)
Nearly 74 percent of Clinton County voters passed a $22 million bond referendum on May 3 that will fund the new Clinton County jail, sheriff’s administrative offices and a 911 emergency communications center.
 

CDCR Dedicates New Mule Creek State Prison Housing Facilities


(05/03/2016)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently dedicated two new housing facilities at Mule Creek State Prison, located in Ione in Amador County.