Union Rallies for New Pennsylvania Prison


(04/17/2014)
More than 100 correctional officers, union leaders, county officials and supporters rallied at the Fayette County Courthouse on April 11 to push for the construction of a new prison.

Arkansas Jail Celebrates Groundbreaking


(04/17/2014)
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nevada County jail in Prescott was held earlier this month.

Nebraska Lawmakers Move Bills to Ease Prison Crowding


(04/16/2014)
Just months after Fairfax, Va.-based Dewberry Architects revealed a master plan for construction work at Nebraska correctional facilities, state lawmakers passed Legislative Bills (LB) 907 and 999 on April 8 in the second of three rounds of consideration.

Pennsylvania Correctional Budget Tops $2 Billion


(04/16/2014)
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has requested more than $2 billion in funding for FY 2014-2015, up $77 million from Governor Tom Corbett’s last budget.

Cornerstone Detention to Acquire Norment


(04/09/2014)
Cornerstone Detention Products announced on April 9 that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Norment Security Group from The Gores Group, a Los Angeles‐based investment firm. Financial terms of the transaction have not yet been disclosed.

Officials Lobby for Kansas Prison Project


(04/09/2014)
Leavenworth Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Preisinger and Leavenworth City Manager Scott Miller recently made a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal legislators from Kansas about funding of a new federal prison in Leavenworth.

Ohio Bill Improves Jail Construction Funding


(04/09/2014)
A bill designed to improve the funding process for upgrades to Ohio’s regional jails has cleared both the House and Senate.

Illinois’ Thomson Prison to Reopen


(03/19/2014)
After sitting empty for four years, the Thomson Correctional Center (TCC) in northwest Illinois finally has an estimated reopening date.

Jacksonville Debuts Transitional Facility for Inmates


(03/19/2014)
A new facility that looks like a high school and apartment complex combined awaits Florida inmates just released from the state’s prison system.

Ohio Increases Prison Spending, Decreases Recidivism


(03/19/2014)
Increased staff and rehabilitative programs could soon be added to Ohio correctional facilities thanks to Gov. John Kasich’s mid-biennium budget.