Michigan to Decide Fate of Aramark Food Contract


(07/30/2014)
The Michigan Department of Corrections is just days away from announcing its decision concerning a food service contract with Aramark Correctional Services, according to recent statements made by Governor Rick Snyder. Aramark employees have been accused of smuggling contraband into Michigan correctional facilities, engaging in inappropriate relationships with inmates and failing to provide the quality or quantity of food as outlined in the company’s contract.

Wisconsin Considers Correctional Shift Changes


(07/30/2014)
Wisconsin lawmakers may expand 12-hour work shifts for correctional officers to a second state correctional institution.

Reentry Center to Help Chillicothe Inmates

By Jessie Fetterling
(07/29/2014)
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on July 11 for the new Terry Collins Reentry Center at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe. The multi-agency facility brings several services under one roof to help the Ohio prison population with reintegration into society, which will ideally lower the number of repeat offenders.

Escambia County to Relocate Decimated Jail


(07/29/2014)
Escambia County officials have announced plans to replace the Central Booking and Detention Facility in West Pensacola, which was destroyed by a natural gas explosion in April.

Ohio Contemplates Using Drones to Enhance Prison Security


(07/23/2014)
Ohio may become the first state to use drones as an additional means of security in its state prisons, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC).

Jackson County Jail Construction Underway


(07/09/2014)
After much anticipation, construction on the about $30 million Jackson County Adult Detention Center in Pascagoula is finally underway.

CCA to Finance, Build Tennessee Prison


(07/09/2014)
The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional and detention facilities, has agreed to finance, design, build and operate a 2,552-bed correctional facility in Trousdale County, Tenn.

Toledo Courthouse Earns Design Award


(06/26/2014)
The design for the proposed U.S. Courthouse in Toledo was recognized by the United States General Services Administration (GSA) in May with a 2014 GSA Design Award.

Indiana Correctional Facility Goes Kosher


(06/25/2014)
The Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) is now providing Kosher meals to inmates who require the specially prepared, religiously appropriate fare.