Acadiana Center for Youth Opening Delayed


(04/05/2016)
The scheduled July opening of the $20.1 million Acadiana Youth Center in Bunkie has been delayed by several months due to the state of Louisiana's current budget crisis, according to Avoyelles Today.
 

Dutchess County Approves $192 Million Jail Project


(03/30/2016)
Dutchess County legislators voted 19-6 on March 22 to move forward with a $192 million bond to fund a jail and sheriff’s office construction project, one of the largest capital projects in recent history for the county.
 

McLean County Selects Architect for Jail Expansion


(03/16/2016)
After reviewing bids from six architectural firms, McLean County, Ill., officials have selected architecture and engineering firm The Farnsworth Group of Normal, Ill.
 

Fairfield County Jail Construction Raises Water Concerns


(03/16/2016)
As the new Fairfield County jail is being built on a location in downtown Lancaster, opponents of the project believe the site’s soil could be endangering the public water supply.
 

Plans Move Forward for New Federal Prison in Kentucky


(03/08/2016)
U.S. Rep. Hall Rogers’ office released a statement in late February that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) plans to use $444 million in federal money to construct a new federal prison on a 700-acre site in Roxana, although opponents could still block the project and the BOP has yet to release a final decision about the project.
 

Alabama Initiative to Support Construction of Four New Prisons


(03/08/2016)
In late February, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the introduction of the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act. The new legislation will provide for the construction of four modern and more efficient prison facilities for both male and female offenders.
 

Granger Construction Receives 2015 Build Michigan Award


(03/08/2016)
Construction on the new 622-bed Muskegon County Jail in Muskegon was completed in August.
 

President Outlines Plans to Close Guantanamo


(02/24/2016)
In an effort to make good on campaign promises, President Obama reaffirmed on Feb. 23 his commitment to closing the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
 

Wyoming Prison Faces Structural Issues


(02/24/2016)
On Feb. 9, Wyoming’s corrections chief told state lawmakers that fixing structural problems at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins would cost $85 million, about as much as it cost to build the entire prison 15 years ago. Correctional officials have also estimated it would cost $160 million to build a new prison from scratch, reported the Associated Press.
 

Cape May to Rebid Jail Project


(02/24/2016)
On Feb. 9, the Cape May County Board of Freeholders voted to reject all six bids it received for the construction of a new jail as all came in millions of dollars over budget.