Miami-Dade to Privatize Inmate Medical Care

By Helen Christophi
(01/27/2011)
Jackson Health System has asked its subsidiary, Prison Health Services, to negotiate a contract to provide private healthcare services for inmates under the custody and control of the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.

Jerry Elmblad, A Plant Guy


(01/05/2010)
Jerry Elmblad’s office at the Michigan Department of Corrections in Lansing is littered with papers and publications on cutting-edge technologies. With 25 years in the department, Elmblad has become one of the correctional industry’s foremost experts on energy use reduction.

Trade Files: Sprung

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
(12/30/2009)
As jurisdictions struggle to overcome overcrowding, Sprung Instant Structures has found itself in a position assist with the quick installation of stressed structure-membrane technology.

The Case for Private Prisons

By T.C. Robillard, Jr.
(12/30/2009)
Over the next decade, the private sector’s share of inmates within the U.S. could increase to 11 percent from its current level of 8 percent. This equates to roughly 5 percent to 7 percent annual inmate growth over that time.

Trendspotting

By Stephen A. Carter
(12/30/2009)
Happy New Year! It’s hard to imagine that we were so concerned about Y2K and the simultaneous meltdown of global ATMs a decade ago when now it’s what is not in the bank’s vaults that seems to be of greater concern.

Trendspotting: To the Higher Ground

By Stephen A. Carter
(12/07/2009)
Whether we are considering governing, choosing, designing, operating, or financing, the scramble for consensus has brought correctional design and operations to a new level of mediocrity. The shove by the Academy of Architecture for Justice toward evidenced-based design decisions should be welcomed, yet the majority of the architect’s choices remain those acceptable to a vocal individual or a committee unwilling to embrace conflict as a part of the creative process.

Ask the Expert: Accurate Assessment


(12/04/2009)
T.J. Rogers is president of Accurate Controls Inc., a family-owned company that for the last 25 years has developed security automation systems for the correctional industry and other related markets.

Spotlight: Prison Gray


(12/04/2009)
From coast to coast and border to border, corrections officials must face the prospect of housing ever-growing numbers of older inmates and providing for their special needs.

Trendspotting: The Crisis in Corrections

By Stephen A. Carter
(12/04/2009)
Winston Churchill reputedly declared, “If you want to see the soul of a society, look into its prisons.”

Trendspotting: The Footprints of David Parrish

By Stephen A. Carter
(12/04/2009)
We have this agreement around my home and office that we don’t discuss the R-word: retirement. In the solitude of my own thoughts, anxiety about exercising my age-gifted perk grips me momentarily, but soon passes as I approach yet another TSA screening lane.