Thomson Prison Reopening Closer to Becoming a Reality


(12/17/2014)
Washington lawmakers further secured the reopening of Thomson Correction Center (TCC) in Thomson, Ill. by dedicating $106 million to Bureau of Prisons construction.

Baton Rouge to Vote on Mental Health Center


(12/17/2014)
Ever since the Earl K. Long (EKL) Medical Center closed in Baton Rouge in April 2013, a growing portion of inmates with mental illness or substance abuse problems have been taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

New York City to Spend $130 Million for Mentally Ill Inmates


(12/09/2014)
On Monday, Dec. 1, New York City announced that they plan to spend $130 million in order to change the way its criminal justice system handles mentally ill inmates.
 

Montana Feels Correctional Housing Crunch


(12/09/2014)
Montana is the latest state to grapple with a growing correctional population, putting a strain on both state prisons and local county facilities.
 

Orange County Considers Bail Changes


(12/03/2014)
Orange County officials are considering a pilot program that would integrate evidence-based risk assessment into the county’s bail setting practices.
 

Arizona Addresses Prison Crowding with $50 Million Facility


(12/03/2014)
After allowing media outlets to tour the state’s new $50 million prison in early November, the Arizona Department of Corrections has officially opened the new section of the Lewis Prison Complex in Buckeye.
 

Geneva County Plans for New Jail


(12/03/2014)
Voters in Geneva County approved a one-cent sales tax increase in early November that would be used to construct a new county jail.
 

Construction Starts on New Iowa Jail


(11/26/2014)
Construction began earlier this month on Taylor County’s new jail facility in Bedford’s Industrial Park, about one year after the passing of a bond issue.

Adelanto Likely to Add Two New Prisons


(11/26/2014)
Though Californians just passed Proposition 47, which is in part intended to reduce prison crowding, the community of Adelanto, Calif., is embracing more correctional construction.

Miami County Chooses Lloyd Builders for New Jail Project


(11/19/2014)
The Board of Miami County Commissioners, based in Paola, chose Lloyd Builders of Ottawa, Kan., in mid-October to serve as the construction manager at-risk for the county’s new jail project.