New York City to Spend $130 Million for Mentally Ill Inmates


(12/09/2014)
On Monday, Dec. 1, New York City announced that they plan to spend $130 million in order to change the way its criminal justice system handles mentally ill inmates.
 

Forsyth Courthouse, Jail Scheduled for Spring Debut


(12/03/2014)
Construction on the new Forsyth County Justice Center in Cummings is currently on track to debut this spring. The design includes a five-story courthouse and adjacent jail, both of which are being built to enhance security as well as be flexible for expansion.
 

Geneva County Plans for New Jail


(12/03/2014)
Voters in Geneva County approved a one-cent sales tax increase in early November that would be used to construct a new county jail.
 

Top Florida Correctional Official Resigns


(11/26/2014)
After two years and a flurry of controversies, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews will resign at the end of the month. Following the resignation announcement, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Tim Cannon, a more than 20-year veteran of the department and its current deputy secretary, to serve as interim secretary.

Elections, Grassroots Efforts Reignite Tamms Debate


(11/19/2014)
Several Illinois residents are actively working to reopen the shuttered Tamms Correctional Center, also referred to as Tamms Supermax, in Alexander County.

Southern Command Seeks to Rebuild Guantanamo Facility


(11/12/2014)
Following the 2014 midterm elections and subsequent power shift in the U.S. Congress, the Pentagon’s Southern Command will again seek funding to rebuild a prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Trussbilt & American Steel Products Merge to Form Trussbilt/American


(11/10/2014)
Kenneth Feldman, president and CEO of Coastal Detention Holdings LLC, based in Swainsboro, officially announced the purchase of Trussbilt LLC on Nov. 5.

Wilkes County Dedicates New Jail


(10/29/2014)
Wilkes County correctional officials celebrated the dedication of a new 58,000-square-foot jail on Oct. 22.

Vermont Prisons Pilot New Addiction Treatment Program


(10/29/2014)
A pilot program studying the treatment of Vermont inmates with opiate addictions took effect on Oct. 20 and could potentially change the way the state manages this unique population.