Regional Effort

By Lisa Kopochinski
(02/26/2010)
A $55.2 million regional jail expansion in Virginia responds to inmate population growth in Virginia.

Bridging the Gap

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
(12/30/2009)
A new $47 million municipal courthouse and police headquarters in Niagara Falls, N.Y., was awarded LEED certification by the USGBC in December.

Pressure Point

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
(12/07/2009)
Prototypical design and precast housing help CCA’s largest planned facility go on line.

Justice Facilities Review


(12/01/2009)
Each year, the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice publishes the Justice Facilities Review to showcase projects across the United States that integrate exemplary strategies in justice facility design and construction.

Boxing Clever: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center


(12/01/2009)
Washington Department of Corrections’ new $190 million Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, a hybrid-housing design-build project by Integrus, Rosser and Hunt/Lydig, could soon become the first LEED Silver prison campus in the United States.

Joint Custody

By Lisa Kopochinski
(07/29/2009)
Situated on a 42-acre site in Salem, Va., the new $122 million Western Virginia Regional Jail, which opened in April, stands as a testament to interjurisdictional cooperation.

Fast Forward

By Lisa Kopochinski
(04/07/2009)
Not only is the new Chillicothe Correctional Center the largest design-build project undertaken by the state of Missouri, it is also one of the most energy efficient, according to planners.

Tailored Detention

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
(12/15/2008)
A Modern, 200-cell multi-jurisdictional facility is designed to fulfill criminal justice demands and civic needs in the heart of downtown Manassas, Va., without impacting the community’s historic character.

County Corrections: By The Numbers

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
(11/15/2008)
After more than seven years of assessment and planning, questions and arguments, progress and pauses, November’s phased transfer of inmates to the new $68 million Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa, heralded the opening of the largest jail facility in the state.

Border Watch

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
(09/17/2008)
In a post-Sept. 11 climate of heightened homeland security, an increase in illegal alien border crossing and smuggling activity during the last decade sparked a renewed emphasis within the federal government on safeguarding the nation’s frontiers against the threat posed by terrorist and criminal elements.