Arkansas Governor Seeks $7.4 Million for 200 Additional Prison Beds

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is currently seeking $7.4 million in funding from the state to open 200 additional prison beds to ease the backlog of inmates being housed at local jails.

Yuba County Jail Seeking State Funds for Expansion

While two major law enforcement renovation projects are underway, including a new juvenile hall and sheriff’s department, Yuba County is seeking state funds to expand the county jail. This will include new classrooms, and an upgrade to the medical and mental health treatment space.

Culture Study to be Included in Nebraska Correctional Reform

After having multiple problems occur within its correctional facilities, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has decided to conduct a culture study before making reform plans.

San Francisco Moves Forward with Jail Plan

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to seek $80 million in state funding, which the city would supplement with an additional $160 million, to pay for a new 384-bed jail.

California Regains Oversight of Folsom State Prison

Oversight of Folsom State Prison’s (FSP) medical services is once again in the hands of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), according to a July 14 statement by the CDCR.

Los Banos Courthouse to Double Existing Capacity

Construction crews broke ground on the new Los Banos Courthouse on June 25.

New Marion County Jail Estimated at $7.2 million

Facing closure for being out of compliance with state regulations, the current Marion County 20-bed jail, located in Yellville, now faces potential replacement by a new, 62-bed jail costing an estimated $7.2 million.

Greenfield Trial Court Undergoes Sustainable Upgrade

When the $60 million renovation and expansion project at the Franklin County courthouse in Greenfield is completed, a green roof will be just one of the many sustainable features in the updated facility.

Grand Jury Report Finds Monterey County Jail Highly Problematic

A recent report issued by the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury has identified “numerous problems, many of them serious” within the Monterey County Jail located in Salinas, Calif.

LA County Officials Delay Jail Plan

The Los Angeles County Jail Plan — a major effort to replace the Men’s Central Jail with the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Center and to renovate the Mira Loma Detention Facility — was delayed on June 9.