Brazos County Studies Juvenile Facility Expansion


(06/09/2016)
Brazos County is considering an expansion that would more than double the size of its existing juvenile justice facility in Bryan.
 

Wyoming Considers Repairs, Replacement for State Penitentiary


(06/09/2016)
Poor construction techniques are to blame for numerous structural deficiencies in the 15-year-old Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, according to a recent report from the state’s engineering consultant.
 

AJA Wraps Up its 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Austin


(05/25/2016)
The American Jail Association’s (AJA) 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo took place on May 22-25, in Austin. AJA’s Annual Conference & Jail Expo is the only national event that focuses on local jails, according to the association. Since the event took place in Austin, it was co-hosted by the Travis County Sheriff’s Department.
 

Comal County Selects Architect for Jail Expansion, Renovation


(05/18/2016)
Comal County, Texas, will soon begin construction on a new $76 million county jail.
 

Clinton County Voters OK New Jail & Law Center


(05/10/2016)
Nearly 74 percent of Clinton County voters passed a $22 million bond referendum on May 3 that will fund the new Clinton County jail, sheriff’s administrative offices and a 911 emergency communications center.
 

Tulsa Swears in New Sheriff, Continues Jail Expansion


(04/20/2016)
Sheriff Vic Regalado was sworn in April 11 as the new sheriff of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, winning the general election to complete the remainder of former Sheriff Stanley Glanz’s term.
 

Committee Releases Operations Report for Waller County Jail


(04/20/2016)
A civilian committee released a report on April 12, recommending a variety of changes to Hempstead’s Waller County Jail operations in direct response to the suicide of 28-year-old Sandra Bland last July.
 

National Survey Reveals Correctional Technology Priorities


(04/05/2016)
Dallas-headquartered Securus Technologies — a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring — last week announced the results of a national survey conducted at the company’s state-of-the-art, $1.5 million Technology Center.
 

Arkansas Correctional Center to Relocate to Former Hospital


(03/30/2016)
As a cost saving measure, the Southeast Arkansas Community Correction Center in Pine Bluff, will soon move to the Crittenden County Hospital building in the community of West Memphis.
 

Pennington County Plans for Incarceration Alternatives


(03/22/2016)
Like several counties across the U.S., Pennington County is looking to alternatives for incarceration instead of deciding to add onto its already massive, 624-bed county jail in Rapid City.