Wyoming State Penitentiary Debates Repair Funding


(12/07/2016)
Structural deficiencies continue to plague the 15-year-old Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, and now state lawmakers are split on how to best fund the much needed repairs.
 

Minnehaha County to Expand Downtown Jail


(11/29/2016)
The approval of a $46 million bond has cleared the way for an expansion of the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls.
 

Crawford County Detention Center Completed Under Budget


(11/08/2016)
Crawford County, Ark., corrections officials cut the ribbon on the new Crawford County Detention Center in Van Buren on Nov. 4. The 300-bed facility was initially budgeted at more than $20.5 million, but was completed under budget for approximately $17.4 million, saving the county more than $3.1 million despite the addition of an impound yard and radio tower not originally built into the plans. All savings will likely be paid back to the project’s bonding company, allowing the county to pay off the facility’s debt more quickly.
 

Project to Watch: Utah State Prison Design to Emphasize Rehabilitation


(11/08/2016)
Locally based GSBS Architects, designing the new Utah state prison in Salt Lake City, presented design ideas to the state legislature’s prison development commission in late September. As the architecture firm continues to gather ideas from hundreds of modern correctional facilities across the country, its main goal is to create a campus that focuses on rehabilitation, normalizing day-to-day life for inmates, according to the Associated Press.
 

Montana County Names Jail Expansion Team


(10/05/2016)
Flathead County, Mont., commissioners recently approved a 36-bed expansion of the county’s overcrowded jail, and have now selected the design and construction teams to helm the project.
 

Nebraska Corrections Department Submits Budget Proposal


(09/28/2016)
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services unveiled a budget proposal on Thursday that would add about 164, new full-time positions and build a $75 million prison for elderly and mentally ill inmates.
 

Warren County Renews Efforts to Fund Jail, Courthouse Construction


(08/10/2016)
Undeterred by the failure of a first jail and courthouse construction referendum in May 2016, Warren County officials have assembled several firms in anticipation of a second referendum in the near future.
 

Ward County Jail on Track for 2018 Completion


(08/02/2016)
Construction on the much-needed expansion to the Ward County Jail in Minot is currently on track after breaking ground in April. The current 104-bed facility, built in 1981, continues to face overcrowding issues, holding up to at least 130 inmates at times.
 

Tarrant County Selects Juvenile Center Design Team


(08/02/2016)
The Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court recently named Omaha, Neb.-based HDR — together with locally based LBL Architects — to plan and design a major expansion and alterations to the county’s Scott D. Moore Juvenile Center in Fort Worth.
 

Arizona DOC to Purchase Kingman Facility


(07/20/2016)
Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) officials received approval from a legislative committee in June to purchase the Arizona State Prison-Kingman, located in Golden Valley, from GEO Group of Boca Raton, Fla., for upwards of $137 million.