Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Seeks to Refurbish Mental Health Care


(01/21/2015)
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is looking to make changes within their detention facilities for the well-being of mentally ill or unstable inmates.

N.Y. Governor Takes Stance on Juvenile Justice


(01/21/2015)
Andrew Cuomo, teenage prisoners, victimized, proposal, prevention, New York Prisons, Jeremy Creelan

Glynn County Jail’s Design Addresses Sustainability

By Jim Ingram and Malinda Taylor
(01/09/2015)
The new Glynn County Sheriff’s Office and Jail is located just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the port city of Brunswick. The complex’s September 2014 opening marked the culmination of several years of collaboration among county officials, sheriff’s staff, the architect and the general contractor.

Geo Group Announces New Contracts in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania


(01/09/2015)
The Geo Group of Boca Raton, Fla., announced on Dec. 30 that it has signed contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for the continued management of both the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center in Phillipsburg, Pa., and for the reactivation of the Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton, Okla.

Funding Disputes Keep Washington State Jail Empty


(12/30/2014)
The $45 million Accountability and Restitution Center (ARC) in Tumwater has now sat empty for more than four years. Although upkeep on the facility costs the county roughly $430,000 annually, Thurston County commissioners and Sheriff John Snaza continue to disagree on how to properly fund the facility’s opening, forcing the county to rely on its increasingly inadequate 1970s-era jail facility.

CCA Loses Ohio Prison Contract


(12/30/2014)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) decided on Dec. 29 not to renew its contract with the 2,016-bed Northeast Ohio Correction Center, a privately-owned prison in Youngstown for low-level offenders.

Putnam County Jail Construction to Begin in 2015

By Jessie Fetterling
(12/17/2014)
Construction on the Putnam County Jail in Palatka is finally scheduled to begin in early January 2015, about five years after RQAW was hired to conduct a physical assessment of the jail to see what kind of upgrades needed to be made.

Thomson Prison Reopening Closer to Becoming a Reality


(12/17/2014)
Washington lawmakers further secured the reopening of Thomson Correction Center (TCC) in Thomson, Ill. by dedicating $106 million to Bureau of Prisons construction.

Baton Rouge to Vote on Mental Health Center


(12/17/2014)
Ever since the Earl K. Long (EKL) Medical Center closed in Baton Rouge in April 2013, a growing portion of inmates with mental illness or substance abuse problems have been taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Feds Take Strong Stance on Juvenile Education


(12/09/2014)
Officials from the United States Department of Education recently reasserted their stance on providing high quality education to learning disabled students in correctional and secure settings.