The GEO Group to Re-Open Michigan Facility

By Jessie Fetterling
(06/23/2015)
Plans are moving forward with the re-opening of the North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin. The 1,740-bed facility, owned by Boca Raton, Fla.-based The Geo Group, a private prison operator, recently signed a contract with the Vermont Department of Corrections to house up to 675 inmates at the Baldwin facility as early as July.

Tablets Offer Inmates Education, Information & Entertainment


(06/23/2015)
Following three years of research and development, Global Tel*Link (GTL), headquartered in Reston, announced on June 4 that it has successfully deployed new inmate tablet technology that could contribute to efforts to reduce recidivism.

Department of Labor Funds Correctional Employment Centers


(06/23/2015)
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced earlier this month it has funded $10 million in grants for projects in 20 communities in 14 states to provide comprehensive pre-release services to inmates as well as ongoing support as they re-enter their communities.

Cook County DOC Upgrades Offender Management


(06/10/2015)
The Cook County Department of Corrections’ (CCDOC) Tribridge Offender360 is now live.

Wisconsin Prison to Build New Health Unit


(06/10/2015)
The Wisconsin State Building Commission earlier this month approved $6.47 million for the construction of a new and improved health care facility at the Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) in Portage.

DeKalb County Anticipates Jail Expansion


(06/02/2015)
A proposed $32 million expansion of the DeKalb County Jail in Sycamore reached a significant milestone in May when the county’s Jail Solution Committee announced it was preparing a list of funding recommendations.

MacArthur Foundation Grants Aim to ‘Challenge’ Over-Incarceration


(06/02/2015)
With jail populations having more than tripled since the 1980’s, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced in February that it would begin an initial five-year, $75 million investment in the Safety and Justice Challenge, aimed at streamlining local jail populations while simultaneously altering the American standard regarding jail over-use.

Tab Increases for Stalled Detroit Jail Project


(05/27/2015)
A recent rundown of average monthly and annual costs related to upkeep on the stalled Wayne County Jail construction project in downtown Detroit shows the project continues to be a heavy financial burden on the already strained city.

Danbury Prison Construction to Start this Summer


(05/27/2015)
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a Senate panel on May 7 that construction of the new Danbury federal prison for women will begin this summer after a two-year-long debate.

Baltimore to Build New Youth Jail


(05/19/2015)
The Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously approved plans last week to build a $30 million, 60-bed jail for Baltimore teenagers charged as adults after years of concern about the treatment of the young defendants who are mixed in with adults.