VADOC Continues Department-Wide Recycling Efforts


(04/29/2015)
The Virginia Department of Corrections released a statement last week on Earth Day about its continued recycling efforts since 2012, positioning itself as a statewide leader in recycling.

Legislation Could Expand Jail Mental Health Services


(04/29/2015)
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation earlier this month that could improve mental health and other health care services at local jails across the country.

Suffolk County Halts Jail Construction


(04/16/2015)
In late March, New York officials froze a mandate requiring that Suffolk County build a $112 million, second-phase addition to its Yaphank jail.

Alabama DOC Aims to Silence Illicit Cell Phones


(04/16/2015)
Alabama’s Draper, Elmore and Staton correctional facilities, all located in Elmore County, may soon receive managed-access systems aimed at blocking signals to contraband cell phones.

Proposed National Law Aims to Reduce Recidivism


(04/16/2015)
A bill introduced by two senators aims to cut government spending by requiring lower-risk prisoners to participate in recidivism reduction programs.

Report Shows Prison Population Increases, Decreases


(04/15/2015)
The Sentencing Project, a Washington-based research and advocacy group, released new data on April 8 showing incarceration trends across the U.S.

Shawnee County Jail to Get New Kitchen


(04/15/2015)
Shawnee County Commissioners approved $3.6 million for the Shawnee County Corrections Department to build a new kitchen at the Shawnee County Jail in Topeka.

Maine Faces Challenges Due to Prison Overcrowding


(04/08/2015)
The amount of inmates in the Kennebec County Jail in Augusta has grown substantially in recent months.

Bentonville to Expand Prison Facility


(04/08/2015)
Benton County Officials in Bentonville have been researching the potential expansion of their county correctional facility.

Ala. to Add More Parole Officers and Reduce Certain Penalties


(03/25/2015)
The state of Alabama has recently proposed a prison bill reform regarding the addition of more parole officers within the prison system, as well as the reduction of jail time for small time criminals or petty thieves.