After finalizing its purchase of a 1,287-bed detention facility in Montgomery County, Texas, private prison corporation The GEO Group, based in Boca Raton, Fla., is looking to purchase a second federal prison in the area.
The Texas House of Representatives and Senate have approved a pilot program that would provide inmates with mental illnesses with additional resources in social, clinical, housing and welfare services in the first weeks after release.
Republican legislators of Texas and local officials are fighting to keep doors open at two state correctional facilities slated to close due to fiscal infeasibility while also attempting to purchase an additional correctional facility.
As the state of Utah searches for the next location of their state prison, counties are looking to take advantage of the economic boost that would come with hosting the new correctional facility and state inmates.
Four years after groundbreaking, Lancaster County will open its new 289,000-square-foot $65 million jail in July.
The 779-bed Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility (LCADF) was commemorated last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at which 300 members of the community toured the long awaited jail.