Detroit Commissioners Vote Against Jail Relocation


(10/21/2014)
Wayne County Commissioners have scrapped plans to relocate the county’s jail to the vacant Mound Road Correctional Facility by a vote of 12-3. The Oct. 16 decision will narrow the board’s focus to either completing the half-finished downtown jail or renovating other existing correctional facilities.

Government Audits U.S. Treasury for BOP Bank Contracts

By Jessie Fetterling
(10/21/2014)
Government auditors began investigating the exclusive contracts held by Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to provide financial services in the 121 facilities managed by the Bureau of Prisons.

Budget Cuts Impact Virginia Correctional Facilities


(10/21/2014)
Several Virginia correctional facilities will soon be shuttered in an attempt by the state to address a roughly $2.4 billion revenue shortfall.

NIC Announces Green Corrections Challenge


(10/21/2014)
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) announced the launch of the Green Corrections Challenge.

Construction on Wayne County Jail Could Restart


(10/01/2014)
Work on the stalled Wayne County Jail on Gratiot Street in downtown Detroit could soon restart, according to The Detroit News.

Lattice Inc. Expands Correctional Portfolio


(10/01/2014)
Lattice Inc., a Pennsauken-based cloud-solutions provider of inmate management network systems for correctional facilities, will now provide inmate telecommunications services at a 101-bed correctional facility in Texas.

Vermont Prison Becomes a Sustainability Leader


(10/01/2014)
Vermont’s Northwest State Corrections Facility has reached full compliance with the state’s new Universal Recycling of Solid Waste law nearly a year ahead of schedule. The Northwest State Correctional Facility met compliance on Sept. 17, and joins Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in diverting these materials.

Vermont DOC Seeks Out-of-State Contractor


(10/01/2014)
The Vermont Department of Corrections is looking for a new out-of-state contractor to house about 500 inmates that Vermont does not have the capacity to hold.

November AAJ Conference Focuses on Social Justice


(10/01/2014)
The 2014 AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice’s national conference, held November 5-7 in St. Louis, will focus on architecture for social justice, highlighting a growing trend in the correctional design community.

Report Investigates Pennsylvania Prison’s Proximity to Coal Operations


(09/24/2014)
The Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association will conduct a health survey of present and former members working at State Correctional Institution – Fayette (SCI Fayette) in La Belle as well as three other prisons built near coal ash disposal or coal mining operations in the state.