Allegheny County Seeks Expansion of Inmate Tablet Program


(04/20/2016)
Administrators of the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh are currently awaiting approval on a request to expand the county’s successful inmate tablet program.
 

SF County Jails to Replace Security Systems


(04/20/2016)
Although San Francisco decided to turn down SB 863 jail funding and not move forward with a $380 million to plan to replace the city’s aging jails in the Hall of Justice, its current jails still face severe issues with regard to security.
 

Tulsa Swears in New Sheriff, Continues Jail Expansion


(04/20/2016)
Sheriff Vic Regalado was sworn in April 11 as the new sheriff of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, winning the general election to complete the remainder of former Sheriff Stanley Glanz’s term.
 

Committee Releases Operations Report for Waller County Jail


(04/20/2016)
A civilian committee released a report on April 12, recommending a variety of changes to Hempstead’s Waller County Jail operations in direct response to the suicide of 28-year-old Sandra Bland last July.
 

Hoquiam Jail Project Now Welcomes Larger Inmate Capacity


(04/20/2016)
A recently completed expansion of the Hoquiam Jail in Hoquiam will soon pay for itself, as reported by The Daily World.
 

National Survey Reveals Correctional Technology Priorities


(04/05/2016)
Dallas-headquartered Securus Technologies — a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring — last week announced the results of a national survey conducted at the company’s state-of-the-art, $1.5 million Technology Center.
 

Acadiana Center for Youth Opening Delayed


(04/05/2016)
The scheduled July opening of the $20.1 million Acadiana Youth Center in Bunkie has been delayed by several months due to the state of Louisiana's current budget crisis, according to Avoyelles Today.
 

Arkansas Correctional Center to Relocate to Former Hospital


(03/30/2016)
As a cost saving measure, the Southeast Arkansas Community Correction Center in Pine Bluff, will soon move to the Crittenden County Hospital building in the community of West Memphis.
 

Dutchess County Approves $192 Million Jail Project


(03/30/2016)
Dutchess County legislators voted 19-6 on March 22 to move forward with a $192 million bond to fund a jail and sheriff’s office construction project, one of the largest capital projects in recent history for the county.
 

Suit Claims Jail Renovations Put Inmate, Employee Health at Risk


(03/22/2016)
Citing a number of dangerous health impacts from blurred vision to chronic nosebleeds, inmates at the Santa Fe County Jail allege in a new lawsuit that their health was repeatedly put at risk during ongoing jail improvement and renovation projects in 2014.