Lucas County Resumes New Jail Planning


(03/11/2015)
Lucas County commissioners approved a contract with a consultant to resume preliminary work on the project almost four months after putting construction of the Toledo jail on hold. The commissioners unanimously approved in late February to enter into a contract with a consultants’ group to prepare requests for the bidding process to contract for construction management, architectural and engineering services.

Campbell County Detention Center Reaches Final Construction Phase

By Jessie Fetterling
(02/25/2015)
NEWPORT, Ky. — The Campbell County Detention Center in Newport is currently in the final phase of a four-phase construction project that started in 2005. This last phase includes renovations of the existing center, as well as additional medium-security beds and a new isolation wing that will be used to house inmates in a substance abuse program.

Florida Prison to Add 2-Megawatt Solar Array


(02/25/2015)
Power, natural gas and energy products retailer Constellation was awarded a Federal Bureau of Prisons contract on Feb. 19 to implement $45 million in water and energy conservation measures at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Coleman) in Coleman, Fla.

Sheriff Ordered to Improve Wayne County Jail Buildings


(02/25/2015)
Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny ordered Sheriff Benny Napoleon to start fixing up the Wayne County jail in Detroit, citing roaches, drain flies and other evidence of hygiene problems.

High Security Unit Opens at Rikers


(02/25/2015)
A new enhanced supervision housing unit opened within Rikers Island’s Otis Bantum Correctional Center in New York on Feb. 22.

Iowa Prison to Cost $7 Million More to Open


(02/11/2015)
The new 800-bed Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison still remains empty, almost a year and a half after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in October 2013.

Indiana Governor Proposes Expansion for Existing Prisons


(01/28/2015)
Indiana Governor Mike Pence recently released a $51 million proposal to expand two existing prisons in the state, which was met with some serious criticism by government leaders in the Legislature.

Ohio’s Fairfield County Jail to Send Out Bid Requests


(01/28/2015)
Plans are underway for the new Fairfield County jail, as bid requests are scheduled to be sent out early this year.

Supreme Court Decides on Inmate Religious Practices


(01/28/2015)
The Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 20 that prison officials cannot arbitrarily ban peaceful religious practices in the country’s correctional institutions.