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.
 

DeKalb County to Begin Jail Expansion


(02/09/2016)
Plans are underway for the $35 million DeKalb County Jail expansion project in Sycamore after Sycamore City Council members reviewed a tentative timeline, with construction expected to begin in the spring and be completed by summer 2018.
 

Franklin County Awards Contract for New Jail


(02/09/2016)
Franklin County Commissioners awarded a $9 million construction-management contract for the $135 million construction of a new Franklin County jail in Columbus.