NJ Juvenile Detention Facility Wins National Recognition

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) has named the Essex County Juvenile Detention Facility its Facility of the Year for 2013.

San Luis Obispo Jail Gets Construction Approval

The San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors approved $31.3 million in construction and related contracts in mid-December for the expanded San Luis Obispo County women’s jail, a new medical facility and an electronic security system.

Santa Clara to Conduct Post-Realignment Assessment Study

Nearly three years after California’s controversial prison realignment plan went into effect, Santa Clara County officials have approved a jail study and needs assessment they hope will result in more improvement funding.

California Counties Learn Correction Funding Fate

Fifteen California counties will soon benefit from a $500 million investment in correctional construction projects.

Commissioners Recommend New Jail After BCDC Scandal

Cell phone scramblers, improved officer screenings and a new $553 million jail are several ways Maryland officials hope to improve the scandal-mired Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC).

McLean County Jail Moves Toward New Mental Health Unit

McLean County officials are considering three new housing options for mentally ill jail inmates.

Prison Group Releases Findings of Health Care Study

Prison watchdog group the Correctional Association of New York (CANY) recently claimed many HIV positive inmates across the state prison system remain undiagnosed.

Venezuela Prison Construction to Decrease Violence

A new prison opened in the state of Lara in Venezuela in October as part of an overhaul of the country’s notoriously violent prison system.

Arizona DOC Requests Additional Correctional Officers

Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC) Director Charles Ryan is seeking about $60 million in additional funding from Governor Jan Brewer for fiscal 2015, which begins July 1, 2014.

Lafourche Parish Residents Vote Against Jail Funding Initiative

Lafourche Parish residents voted on Nov. 16 against a proposal that would have diverted property tax money, which currently funds public libraries, to fund a replacement facility for the current Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux.