VADOC Acquires New Farm Equipment for Food Operations


(08/20/2014)
The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) announced an agreement with John Deere & Company earlier this month to help enhance the department’s agribusiness operations.

Corizon Cancels Virginia Contract, Armor Steps In


(08/20/2014)
Corizon Health of Brentwood, Tenn. will terminate its contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections effective Sept. 30.

New Nova Scotia Facility to Replace Older Ones

By Jessie Fetterling
(08/13/2014)
The new Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (NNSCF), being built in Priestville, is on track for a fall completion. It will replace two older and smaller correctional facilities located in Antigonish and Amherst, which are both scheduled for decommissioning later this year, said Tim Carroll, superintendent of the new facility.

Former NYC Prison to Become Reentry Center


(08/13/2014)
New York’s City’s former Fulton Correctional Facility will soon receive a major renovation, transforming the building into a community reentry hub for formerly incarcerated individuals. Empire State Development recently approved $6 million in funding to establish the Fulton Economic Development and Community Reentry Center in the former prison space.

Joint County Committee Continues Bismarck Jail Planning


(08/13/2014)
Burleigh and Morton county officials voted in favor of the construction agreement needed for the two counties to build a $70 million jail together at a joint county committee meeting last month.

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.

Crowded Michigan Jail to Receive Third Expansion


(07/30/2014)
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners has approved construction contracts, as well as the issuing of up to $15 million in tax-exempt general obligation bonds, clearing the way for expansion at the county’s severely overcrowded jail.

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.