Wilkes County Dedicates New Jail


(10/29/2014)
Wilkes County correctional officials celebrated the dedication of a new 58,000-square-foot jail on Oct. 22.

Vermont Prisons Pilot New Addiction Treatment Program


(10/29/2014)
A pilot program studying the treatment of Vermont inmates with opiate addictions took effect on Oct. 20 and could potentially change the way the state manages this unique population.

Second Phase of Prison Hospital Expansion Opens


(10/29/2014)
On Oct. 21, officials from the Walsh Regional Medical Unit treated local media to a look at the second phase of a three-phase, $32 million project to improve and expand the prison hospital, located on the Mohawk Correctional Facility campus in Rome

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.