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

Glynn County Jail’s Design Addresses Sustainability

By Jim Ingram and Malinda Taylor
(01/09/2015)
The new Glynn County Sheriff’s Office and Jail is located just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the port city of Brunswick. The complex’s September 2014 opening marked the culmination of several years of collaboration among county officials, sheriff’s staff, the architect and the general contractor.

Geo Group Announces New Contracts in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania


(01/09/2015)
The Geo Group of Boca Raton, Fla., announced on Dec. 30 that it has signed contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for the continued management of both the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center in Phillipsburg, Pa., and for the reactivation of the Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton, Okla.

Funding Disputes Keep Washington State Jail Empty


(12/30/2014)
The $45 million Accountability and Restitution Center (ARC) in Tumwater has now sat empty for more than four years. Although upkeep on the facility costs the county roughly $430,000 annually, Thurston County commissioners and Sheriff John Snaza continue to disagree on how to properly fund the facility’s opening, forcing the county to rely on its increasingly inadequate 1970s-era jail facility.

CCA Loses Ohio Prison Contract


(12/30/2014)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) decided on Dec. 29 not to renew its contract with the 2,016-bed Northeast Ohio Correction Center, a privately-owned prison in Youngstown for low-level offenders.