Fairfield County Jail Construction Raises Water Concerns

As the new Fairfield County jail is being built on a location in downtown Lancaster, opponents of the project believe the site’s soil could be endangering the public water supply.

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.