Douglas County Studies How to Help Mentally Ill Inmates

By Daniel R. Rowe
Like many cities and counties, Douglas County, Kan., has seen an uptick in the number of people with mental health conditions arriving at the county jail.

Johnson County Jail Transfers Inmates During Construction

A project at the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City to begin this spring will force the sheriff’s office to transfer a majority of its inmates out of the county for several months.

North Dakota County Begins Jail Expansion Process

Following the approval of a $24 million bond proposal, Ward County, N.D., commissioners in Minot are now meeting with financial professionals to begin the borrowing process for a new 100-bed jail expansion. The project will more than double the size of the existing facility and received considerable community support.

Texas Prison Riot Results in Several Layoffs

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

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
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

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

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

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

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.