Okanagan Correctional Centre Readies for Inmates

The new 378-cell, high-security Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) located on 36 acres of the Osoyoos Indian Band Reserve north of Oliver, was completed on time and on budget in September.

Maine Department of Corrections Issues RFQ for $149 Million Project

Maine’s Department of Corrections (DOC) wishes to procure architectural/engineering services from a firm experienced in the design of secure correctional facilities.

Berrien County Jail Renovation to Add 30 Years to Lifecycle

Initial plans to renovate the 66-year-old Berrien County jail in St. Joseph estimate that the project could cost as much as $7.2 million, which would still be less expensive than building a new jail.

Ohio Prison to Invest in Energy Efficiency, Conservation

The Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) received $8 million in financing on Sept. 22 for the installation of new energy-efficiency and conservation systems.

Montana County Names Jail Expansion Team

Flathead County, Mont., commissioners recently approved a 36-bed expansion of the county’s overcrowded jail, and have now selected the design and construction teams to helm the project.

Unfinished Work, Delays Cited in Orleans Parish Jail Suit

Citing unfinished work, missed deadlines and failure to provide reimbursements for construction on the city’s new approximately $150 million Orleans Justice Center complex, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is now suing two construction firms for breach of contract.

Alabama Correctional Officers Fail to Report to Work Amid Prison Strike

A new development in the four-week nationwide prison strike by inmates in the U.S. federal and state prison systems unfolded last week after a number of correctional officers failed to report to work at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore on Sept. 24.

South Carolina to Build New Sexual Predator Housing Facility

South Carolina’s Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program (SVPTP) is on track to receive a new facility following approval from the state’s Fiscal Accountability Authority (SFAA) on Sept. 20.

Nebraska Corrections Department Submits Budget Proposal

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services unveiled a budget proposal on Thursday that would add about 164, new full-time positions and build a $75 million prison for elderly and mentally ill inmates.

VADOC Honored for DINGO Reporting Application

The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) recently received a statewide technology award for its development of an enterprise software application that generates robust reporting to help improve the agency’s K-9 operations.