Montana County Names Jail Expansion Team

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Committee Urges Washington County Board to Build Jail

The Washington County Board of Supervisors on June 28 accepted a formal recommendation to construct a new 60-bed justice center.

Jerome County Jail Debuts After 10 Years

Contractors are finishing up a few last-minute touches on the Jerome County Jail project before it debuts in Jerome in July. Most of the construction is complete except for the backup generator, which needs to be in place before the city can issue an occupancy permit, reported Times-News. Sheriff Doug McFall originally planned to use a generator from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, but the project team found coolant in the oil as it was being installed. Instead of having to rebuild the used generator, they ordered another one, which was shipped on June 16. McFall told Times-News that it will take a week or two to get up and running, which means inmates will be moved in some time in the coming wings.

Crawford County Jail Nears Completion

Construction on the Crawford County jail in Van Buren is on track to open this fall and is currently more than $1 million under budget.

Brazos County Studies Juvenile Facility Expansion

Brazos County is considering an expansion that would more than double the size of its existing juvenile justice facility in Bryan.