Wyoming State Penitentiary Debates Repair Funding


(12/07/2016)
Structural deficiencies continue to plague the 15-year-old Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, and now state lawmakers are split on how to best fund the much needed repairs.
 

Prison Reform Law Helps South Carolina Save Almost $500 Million


(12/07/2016)
South Carolina is proving that prison reform can really help taxpayers save.
 

Minnehaha County to Expand Downtown Jail


(11/29/2016)
The approval of a $46 million bond has cleared the way for an expansion of the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls.
 

Innovation & the City Report Highlights Cities That Reduce Recidivism


(11/29/2016)
With support from the Citi Foundation, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU Wagner) and the Center for an Urban Future (both located in New York), a report was released, titled Innovation and the City, in November that highlights 15 bold urban policies that are helping change government innovation across the globe.
 

Virtual Reality to Impact the Prison Market

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/16/2016)
Popular in the video game world, virtual reality (VR) technology has become a household item. Last year, TrendForce predicted that VR device sales would reach approximately 14 million units by the end of this year and reach more than 38 million units by 2020.
 

Bureau of Prisons Renews CoreCivic Contract at Georgia Prison


(11/16/2016)
Despite an August memo from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) instructing the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to begin phasing out contracts with private prison operators, CoreCivic of Nashville, Tenn., formerly the Corrections Corporation of America, announced Nov. 15 that the BOP exercised a two-year renewal option at the 1,978-bed, company-owned McRae Correctional Facility in McRae.
 

Concerns Rise as Contraction Becomes Apparent in the DEC Marketplace

By Joe Pohrer
(11/16/2016)
Questions as to what the current and future market holds have been circling around the detention equipment contractor (DEC) sector for some years.
 

Land for New Prison Complex in Utah Purchased for $12.4 Million


(11/16/2016)
The Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) announced on Nov. 4 the purchase of a 323-acre site to house the state’s new correctional facility in Salt Lake City.
 

Private-Prison Market Sees Surge in Stock Prices


(11/16/2016)
The private-prison market has seen a major surge in stock prices since Donald Trump won the presidential election last week.
 

Ohio Community Breaks Ground on Jail Construction Project


(11/08/2016)
A new 21st century jail will soon replace its 19th century predecessor in Woodsfield, located in Monroe County.