Jerome County Jail Debuts After 10 Years


(06/28/2016)
Contractors are finishing up a few last-minute touches on the Jerome County Jail project before it debuts in Jerome in July. Most of the construction is complete except for the backup generator, which needs to be in place before the city can issue an occupancy permit, reported Times-News. Sheriff Doug McFall originally planned to use a generator from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, but the project team found coolant in the oil as it was being installed. Instead of having to rebuild the used generator, they ordered another one, which was shipped on June 16. McFall told Times-News that it will take a week or two to get up and running, which means inmates will be moved in some time in the coming wings.
 

Crawford County Jail Nears Completion


(06/28/2016)
Construction on the Crawford County jail in Van Buren is on track to open this fall and is currently more than $1 million under budget.
 

Brazos County Studies Juvenile Facility Expansion


(06/09/2016)
Brazos County is considering an expansion that would more than double the size of its existing juvenile justice facility in Bryan.
 

Wyoming Considers Repairs, Replacement for State Penitentiary


(06/09/2016)
Poor construction techniques are to blame for numerous structural deficiencies in the 15-year-old Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, according to a recent report from the state’s engineering consultant.
 

AJA Wraps Up its 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Austin


(05/25/2016)
The American Jail Association’s (AJA) 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo took place on May 22-25, in Austin. AJA’s Annual Conference & Jail Expo is the only national event that focuses on local jails, according to the association. Since the event took place in Austin, it was co-hosted by the Travis County Sheriff’s Department.
 

Comal County Selects Architect for Jail Expansion, Renovation


(05/18/2016)
Comal County, Texas, will soon begin construction on a new $76 million county jail.
 

Clinton County Voters OK New Jail & Law Center


(05/10/2016)
Nearly 74 percent of Clinton County voters passed a $22 million bond referendum on May 3 that will fund the new Clinton County jail, sheriff’s administrative offices and a 911 emergency communications center.
 

Tulsa Swears in New Sheriff, Continues Jail Expansion


(04/20/2016)
Sheriff Vic Regalado was sworn in April 11 as the new sheriff of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, winning the general election to complete the remainder of former Sheriff Stanley Glanz’s term.
 

Committee Releases Operations Report for Waller County Jail


(04/20/2016)
A civilian committee released a report on April 12, recommending a variety of changes to Hempstead’s Waller County Jail operations in direct response to the suicide of 28-year-old Sandra Bland last July.
 

National Survey Reveals Correctional Technology Priorities


(04/05/2016)
Dallas-headquartered Securus Technologies — a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring — last week announced the results of a national survey conducted at the company’s state-of-the-art, $1.5 million Technology Center.