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.

Plans Underway for Whatcom County Jail


(01/21/2015)
The existing Whatcom County jail in Washington requires additional capacity and improved infrastructure in order to safely incarcerate inmates. As such, the county is actively planning the construction of a new 520-bed jail along with an adjacent sheriff’s headquarters in Ferndale.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Seeks to Refurbish Mental Health Care


(01/21/2015)
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is looking to make changes within their detention facilities for the well-being of mentally ill or unstable inmates.

N.Y. Governor Takes Stance on Juvenile Justice


(01/21/2015)
Andrew Cuomo, teenage prisoners, victimized, proposal, prevention, New York Prisons, Jeremy Creelan