Texas Prison Riot Results in Several Layoffs


(03/11/2015)
An overwhelming 2,000 plus inmates rioted recently at a privatized correctional facility located in Southern Texas along the Mexico border.

Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Prison Reform Reports


(02/25/2015)
A report released earlier this month by the Platte Institute for Economic Research highlights how Nebraska could ease prison crowding by reforming how and when it releases inmates and lifting the barriers that make it harder for them to find jobs.

Johnson County Jail to Undergo Upgrades

By Jessie Fetterling
(02/25/2015)
In late 2014, the Johnson County Commissioners Court approved construction of a new addition and renovations of the current 870-bed county jail in Cleburne.

Montana Officials Discuss New Prison


(02/11/2015)
Montana state officials have recently unraveled a prison construction plan that will bring another correctional facility to Lewis and Clark County.

Nebraska Senators Seek Solutions for Prison Troubles


(02/03/2015)
A group of government officials have recently developed a list of solutions for the growing number of prisoners in Nebraska.

Bourbon County Chooses Jail Architect


(02/03/2015)
Bourbon County Commissioners voted in January to sign a contract with St. Joseph, Mo.-based Goldberg Group Architects (GGA) PC to provide architectural services for a new jail project in Fort Scott.

Nebraska Prisons Report Calls for Multiple Reforms


(12/17/2014)
Nebraska’s seven-member Department of Correctional Services Special Investigation Committee released a 62-page report on Dec. 15 calling for sweeping reforms and the firing of several correctional officials.

Gaines County Jail Under Construction

By Jessie Fetterling
(12/09/2014)
The first phase of construction, which included the foundation and walls, of the new jail in Seminole is underway. Construction broke ground in August and is expected to be complete in July 2015.
 

Montana Feels Correctional Housing Crunch


(12/09/2014)
Montana is the latest state to grapple with a growing correctional population, putting a strain on both state prisons and local county facilities.
 

Construction Starts on New Iowa Jail


(11/26/2014)
Construction began earlier this month on Taylor County’s new jail facility in Bedford’s Industrial Park, about one year after the passing of a bond issue.