Precast Complete on New Reno County Facility


(11/19/2014)
On August 25, Oldcastle Modular set the last precast concrete cell module for the new $29 million Reno County Correctional Facility expansion, completing the precast portion of the facility and marking a significant milestone for the project.

Utah Corrections Report Predicts $542 Million Savings


(11/19/2014)
The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) released the Justice Reinvestment Report on Nov. 12. The report features a comprehensive set of data-driven recommendations for the upcoming legislative session in order to help reduce recidivism, hold offenders accountable and save taxpayers an estimated $542 million by averting most of Utah’s projected prison growth over the next 20 years.

Miami County Chooses Lloyd Builders for New Jail Project


(11/19/2014)
The Board of Miami County Commissioners, based in Paola, chose Lloyd Builders of Ottawa, Kan., in mid-October to serve as the construction manager at-risk for the county’s new jail project.

Iowa Prison Population Predicted to Grow by 39 Percent

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/12/2014)
The Iowa State Department of Corrections may have a busy decade ahead of them. A new report produced by the state Department of Human Rights’ Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) stated that its prison population could increase by 39 percent over the next 10 years from 8,119 inmates to an estimated 11,317 inmates. That increase would exceed the current capacities at several existing state prisons.

Nolan County Jail to Debut in March


(10/29/2014)
Construction continues on the new $12 million Nolan County jail and sheriff’s office in Sweetwater.

Treanor Architects to Research Douglas County Jail Needs


(10/29/2014)
The Douglas County Commission hired locally based Treanor Architects to research what specific needs must be met if the county jail were to be expanded.

Smith County Jail Expansion Nears Completion


(10/01/2014)
Construction on the $35 million Smith County Jail expansion project in Tyler is scheduled for completion before December, months behind schedule.

Nebraska Officials Release Latest Budget Request


(10/01/2014)
Nebraska’s issues with prison overcrowding continue as the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services released its latest budget request earlier this month. The prison system is seeking 195 new employees, a 15 percent increase in spending (to $239.9 million) and expansion of a program that houses state prison inmates in county jails. This is the latest update to a still incomplete prison-system master plan that would help ease overcrowding.

Greene County Jail Begins Accepting Inmates

By Jessie Fetterling
(09/24/2014)
The first phase of the $16.5 expansion project at the Greene County Detention Center was officially completed and began accepting inmates last month, about five months after the jail held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Although the construction has been behind schedule, the facility was built under budget, according to project manager Dave Tierney.

Nonprofit Organization Raises Chapel Funds for Texas Inmates


(08/27/2014)
The Stevenson Unit Chapel Fund Association intends to solicit donations and grants to help build a chapel for all faiths at the Clarence N. Stevenson Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in Cuero.