On Location: ACA 138th Congress of Correcton

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
(12/04/2009)
Although the 2008 celebration of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras season had long since faded into hazy memory, traditional string beads and quintessential jazz were in no short supply down in the French Quarter for the American Correctional Association’s 138th Congress of Correction.

Spotlight: Lessons Learned

By Gregory J. Offner
(12/04/2009)
Back in the early 1990s our company began developing a new tool to help employees learn from one another. We established a Lessons Learned Library as a compendium of real-life experiences and knowledge gained from positive and negative experiences, situations and events actually experienced by managers and staff from each of our operating companies.

Trendspotting: Protective Exclusions

By Steven A. Carter
(12/04/2009)
For the correctional component of the criminal justice system, many examples of protective exclusion exist. Every state and local correctional system recognizes the need for a protective custody capability.

Background Check: Darrel Stelling, of DLR Group


(12/03/2009)
For Darrell Stelling, DLR Group’s criminal justice market leader for California, planning correctional facilities was the logical next step in the early development of his career. The efficiencies that are required for 24/7 operations at prisons and jails correspond well with his thought process for facility design.

Trendspotting: Felony Farmers

By Stephen A. Carter
(12/03/2009)
Can recreation space utilize the urban agriculture model to yield more than fresh air and outdoor activity?

Q&A: Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk Manager

By Amy Perry
(11/12/2009)
BIM is at once a catalyst for tremendous change within the design/construction community.

Voices of America

Stephen A. Carter
(10/17/2009)
Usually in August, when members of the U.S. Congress return home to the amber waves of grain, majestic purple mountains and other icons in their districts, the requisite town hall meetings are akin to visiting grumpy, but otherwise tolerable, relatives.

Practicing Principle

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
(09/10/2009)
Fresh from a week-long camping trip with her husband, a lecturer in architecture, and six-year-old daughter, April Pottorff cuts the assured figure of one confident in her abilities, committed to her field and comfortable with the arc of life.

Trendspotting - Voices of America

By Stephen A. Carter
(09/09/2009)
Usually in August, when members of the U.S. Congress return home to the amber waves of grain, majestic purple mountains and other icons in their districts, the requisite town hall meetings are akin to visiting grumpy, but otherwise tolerable, relatives. 

Designing for Special-Needs Inmates

By Robert Colpean and Todd Iverson
(07/29/2009)
In 2005, an exploratory team was formed at Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, Ore., to develop and evaluate a more effective housing solution for vulnerable or at-risk inmates. Based on the findings of the pilot study of the Special Needs Pod program, the SNP is now a permanent fixture at the jail.