Stewart County Debuts New, $7.5 Million Jail


(05/03/2016)
Stewart County debuted its new $7.5 million jail in Dover in early 2016 as the answer to a federal court order that put a limit on the number of inmates that could be housed in the previously overcrowded jail. Chattanooga, Tenn.-based TWH Architects served as the architect on the project, while Humboldt, Tenn.-based Lashlee-Rich Inc. served as the construction manager.
 

Jefferson County Jail Expansion, Renovation Underway


(05/03/2016)
Construction is underway on an about $8 million renovation and expansion project to the Jefferson County Jail in Brookville.
 

Allegheny County Seeks Expansion of Inmate Tablet Program


(04/20/2016)
Administrators of the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh are currently awaiting approval on a request to expand the county’s successful inmate tablet program.
 

Monongalia County Brings Court Operations Under One Roof


(04/20/2016)
The new Monongalia County Justice Center in Morgantown opened in August 2015 in the former Harley O. Staggers Federal Building and regional post office. The $18 million adaptive-reuse project not only brings life to a building that was vacant for more than eight years, but also provides a more ordered, functional and secure facility for the county’s court operations.
 

New Report Criticizes Lack of HIV Services for Louisiana Inmates


(04/05/2016)
In the report, “Paying the Price: Failure to Deliver HIV Services in Louisiana Parish Jails,” national advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims Louisiana jail inmates consistently receive HIV services that are “limited, haphazard, and in many cases, non-existent.”
 

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.