Saginaw Sheriff Proposes Moving Jail to Shuttered Auto Factory


(08/23/2016)
Two months after Saginaw County commissioners heard a proposal to replace the county’s aging jail with a new facility on county-owned property, Sheriff William Federspiel is advocating for moving the jail to a now-shuttered automotive plant.
 

National Survey Measures Prison Health Care Delivery


(08/10/2016)
Findings of a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Washington, discovered that prison health care services in many states have prioritized mental health screenings and long-term medical care for inmates. The study, developed and conducted by the CDC in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, also based in Washington, focused on services provided by state prisons in 2011.
 

Alabama Settles Lawsuit to Accommodate Inmates with Disabilities


(08/10/2016)
In early July, Alabama settled a lawsuit to make changes to accommodate inmates with disabilities at aging state prisons.
 

Virginia Task Force Publishes Juvenile Hall Design Recommendations


(08/10/2016)
An interim report authored by Virginia’s Juvenile Correctional Center Task Force based in Richmond calls for smaller facilities designed with an increased emphasis on rehabilitation. The report specifically addresses the design and construction of a new juvenile correctional center in Chesapeake.
 

Construction Begins on Lake County Courthouse Tower


(08/10/2016)
In June, construction began on the second phase of the $110 million Lake County Courthouse complex expansion project in Waukegan. The eight-story, 200,000-square-foot criminal courts building will include 12 courtrooms and connect to the current courthouse via an overhead walkway, reported the Chicago Tribune. There will be a holding room on each floor adjacent to the courtrooms, which the current courthouse does not include.
 

Construction Breaks Ground on Rowan County Jail


(08/10/2016)
Rowan County broke ground on a new $20.7 million detention center on July 18, about two years after the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) authorized the county to move forward with the building project.
 

New Mexico Prison Closure to Impact 300 Workers


(08/10/2016)
The upcoming closure of the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan is set to relocate approximately 1,200 inmates to other facilities and leave some 300 employees without work.
 

St. Brides Correctional Center Sees Solar Energy Benefits


(08/02/2016)
St. Brides Correctional Center in Chesapeake installed solar panel units in 2012 to preheat ground water entering its buildings.
 

Clay County to Consolidate Jail, Law Enforcement Services


(07/20/2016)
Law enforcement, justice and correctional facilities in Clay County, Minn., will soon be consolidated as the county prepares to construct a new jail and law enforcement center in Moorhead. The project will help centralize services, placing the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the Moorhead Police Department, the county courthouse and a new jail all within a roughly six-block radius.
 

Delaware County Judicial Building to Debut Next Spring


(07/20/2016)
The new $38 million Delaware County Judicial Building currently under construction in Delaware will combine a majority of county governmental services under one roof, providing better transactional relationships for court and administrative tasks. The project broke ground last fall and is scheduled for completion in spring 2017.