Plumas County to Submit Grant Application


(09/02/2015)
Similar to Santa Clara and Colusa counties, Plumas County will submit a grant application for $20 million in California funding for a new jail.

CCA Acquires Four Residential Re-Entry Facilities


(09/02/2015)
Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional and detention facilities, announced on Aug. 31 that it has acquired four community corrections facilities for approximately $13.5 million.

Santa Clara County to Seek Funding for New Jail


(08/26/2015)
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution on Aug. 11 to apply for state funding to support the construction of a new jail facility.

Colusa County to Seek State Funding from SB 863


(08/26/2015)
The Colusa County Board of Supervisors approved the submission of a grant application for $20 million from the state to be used towards a new jail for the county.

LA County Restarts Jail Construction, Plans for Reentry Facility


(08/19/2015)
On Aug. 11, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered staff to look into creating a $120 million Office of Diversion and Reentry and approved an amendment to restart construction of a 3,885-bed downtown Los Angeles jail as well as approved continued work on a new 1,604-bed women’s jail in Lancaster.

U.S. Facilities May Soon House Guantanamo Detainees


(08/19/2015)
Secure government facilities in Kansas and South Carolina could soon be used to house Guantanamo Bay detainees as part of President Obama’s effort to shutter the Cuban detention complex.

New Thailand Prison Set to Break Ground This Month


(08/06/2015)
After a long waiting period, Phuket Prison Chief Pichit Wanajit confirmed that Phuket Provincial Prison is set to break ground this month.

Tennessee Prison System Faces Staffing Shortage


(08/06/2015)
Tennessee’s prison system is currently in disarray, as correctional offic-ers continue to quit over reduced pay, fighting between rival gangs of inmates and one inmate escape.

Coyote Ridge Correctional Center Opens New Resource Activity Center


(08/06/2015)
Coyote Ridge Correctional Center’s new Resource Activity Center, which was originally designed by Integrus Architecture to be a chapel, recently opened after receiving a Certificate of Occupancy in April 2015.

Ohio Re-Entry Court Receives Additional $35,000 in Funding


(08/04/2015)
Lima Commissioners approved the acceptance of a $35,000 grant that will help fund a prison program to keep felony offenders local in order to give them a connection to their families as well as services to help them adjust to life outside of prison.