The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) received the State Transformation in Action (STAR) Award for its educational program that allows detainees in Virginia’s prisons to be eligible for college credit after taking any of the five career and technical education (CTE) courses recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT).
Two months after Saginaw County commissioners heard a proposal to replace the county’s aging jail with a new facility on county-owned property, Sheriff William Federspiel is advocating for moving the jail to a now-shuttered automotive plant.
Undeterred by the failure of a first jail and courthouse construction referendum in May 2016, Warren County officials have assembled several firms in anticipation of a second referendum in the near future.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced on Aug. 8 that seven of the state’s prisons had earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, bringing the total number of accredited state prisons in California to 30.
Rowan County broke ground on a new $20.7 million detention center on July 18, about two years after the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) authorized the county to move forward with the building project.
The Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court recently named Omaha, Neb.-based HDR — together with locally based LBL Architects — to plan and design a major expansion and alterations to the county’s Scott D. Moore Juvenile Center in Fort Worth.
In a July 12 meeting, members of the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors approved amended plans for construction of the county’s new courthouse, and awarded a nearly $11.5 million construction contract.