Q&A: DEC Roundtable

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Mitch Claborn of Cornerstone Detention, Randy DeMent of CCC, Brandon Otto of Chief Industries, and Keith Theone of Sierra Detention talk shop.

Q&A: Greening Corrections ACA Panel

Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Panelists from the Greening of Corrections panel at ACA’s 139th Congress of Correction discuss the challenges of applying sustainability strategies and measures at justice facilities.

Q&A: Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk

By Amy Perry
Building information modeling, a technology that allows architects, engineers and contractors to create integrated, three-dimensional digital design documents, is a catalyst for tremendous change within the design/construction community.

Q&A May/June 2009 - Climate Change: Stimulus Economics

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of America, has more than 30 years of experience in the field of economics, fiscal matters and market analysis. He is a former senior economic advisor with the U.S. Small Business Administration and has worked with the President’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Home Loan bank system.

Q & A Mar/Apr 2009 - Security Matters with Bob Hood

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Robert A. Hood is a security specialist with GE Security’s Homeland Protection Division. He has more than 30 years of experience in corrections at the local, state and federal level. From 2002 to 2005, Hood served as warden of the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colo., which houses the only administrative maximum facility in the federal system. Hood recently discussed facility security and operations with Correctional News via telephone, fielding readers’ questions on issues, trends, strategies and solutions in the world of corrections.

Q&A: Baruck Koren, Detekion Security Systems Inc.

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Baruch Koren has been involved in the design and installation of more than 100 perimeter security and intrusion detection systems at correctional facilities while serving as vice president at Detekion Security Systems Inc.

Q&A: Kirk Cote, DEMA chairman

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Kirk Cote, Detention Equipment Manufacturers Association chairman and a senior project manager with Sierra Detention Systems, spoke with Correctional News about the detention market and the new association.

Q&A Sept/Oct 2008 - Postcard from the Big Easy

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
American Correctional Association President Gary D. Maynard, M.S., talked about his tenure at the head of the national organization during an interview with Correctional News at the ACA 2008 congress in New Orleans.

Q&A July/August 2008 - Into The West: AJA President Discusses Professionalism, Standards and Best Practices

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
American Jail Association President Jon D. Hess, CJM, talked about the AJA’s mission and goals, along with his objectives for his yearlong tenure at the helm of the national organization during an interview with Correctional News at the AJA 2008 annual conference in Sacramento, Calif.

Q&A May/June 2008 - Snowed Out: The Transition to Digital TV

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
On Feb. 17, 2009, a Federal Communications Commission mandate ending all analog broadcast transmissions will take effect. After February, all terrestrial television broadcasters in the United States are required to broadcast signals in digital format, which is more efficient in bandwidth capacity, delivers higher quality resolution and audio-visual quality, and is virtually free of interference.