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.
Ontario Continues Building Correctional Workforce
The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on Jan. 29 announced plans to recruit 180 new correctional officers to work throughout the province.
Obama Moves to Ban Youth Solitary Confinement
President Barack Obama on Jan. 25 authored an op-ed in The Washington Post decrying the use of solitary confinement for detained youth, calling the practice “an affront to our common humanity.”
Iredell County Plans for New Jail
Iredell County Commissioners unanimously voted to begin construction planning for a new county jail in Statesville.
Shasta County Jail to Open New Sobering Cell
Construction on a 90-square-foot sobering cell was recently completed on Dec. 29 at the Shasta County Jail in Redding.
Northumberland County Prison May Move to Plan B
While site work is already underway on land previously selected to house the new Northumberland County Prison, several county commissioners continue to seek more convenient alternatives.
Dutchess County Saves $1 Million with Pod Addition
The two temporary housing units installed in the Dutchess County Jail in Poughkeepsie last May saved the county about $1 million in costs that would have been used housing out inmates to other counties, reported Daily Freeman News.
Connecticut Correctional Infrastructure Shrinks
The Niantic Annex, a facility of the Connecticut Department of Corrections system, closed on Friday, Jan. 8.
New Toronto Courthouse Aims for LEED Silver
Planning, design and compliance (PDC) work will soon be underway for the new Toronto courthouse in Canada.
Contractor Selected for Oren R. Fox Detention Center in California
Work on the future medium-security Oren R. Fox Detention Facility in El Centro is inching closer to commencement.
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