King County OKs Juvenile Justice Center


(02/11/2015)
The Metropolitan King County Council voted 7-0 Monday to approve a $154 million contract with Seattle-based Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, to construct the Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) in Seattle.

Sundt-Layton Begin Housing Project at RJ Donovan Complex


(02/03/2015)
A new 317,000-square-foot housing facility is being constructed at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Complex, located in the San Diego community of Otay Mesa. Construction broke ground in April 2014, and the project is slated for completion in 2016.

Multnomah County Seeks Input on New Courthouse


(02/03/2015)
Multnomah County officials are working to ensure the community’s new courthouse, located in Portland, will be a safe and modern facility, as well as a reflection of employee and user needs.

Riverside County Jail Construction Delayed

By Jessie Fetterling
(01/28/2015)
Construction on the 1,626-bed East County Detention Center (ECDC) in Indio is currently awaiting final approval from the Office of the California State Fire Marshal, which has had the jail plans since early last year.

Kings County Courthouse Scheduled for Late 2015 Completion

By Jessie Fetterling
(01/09/2015)
Construction on the new 144,000-square-foot Kings County Courthouse in Hanford is well underway, with a current expected completion date of late 2015. The design of the $86 million facility will address security and overcrowding issues that the county has faced for years. It is also designed to achieve LEED Silver, making it an energy-efficient investment for the state and county.

Oregon DOC Honored for Sustainability Efforts


(01/09/2015)
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) recently received two awards for its commitment to sustainability.

Orange County Considers Bail Changes


(12/03/2014)
Orange County officials are considering a pilot program that would integrate evidence-based risk assessment into the county’s bail setting practices.
 

Arizona Addresses Prison Crowding with $50 Million Facility


(12/03/2014)
After allowing media outlets to tour the state’s new $50 million prison in early November, the Arizona Department of Corrections has officially opened the new section of the Lewis Prison Complex in Buckeye.
 

Adelanto Likely to Add Two New Prisons


(11/26/2014)
Though Californians just passed Proposition 47, which is in part intended to reduce prison crowding, the community of Adelanto, Calif., is embracing more correctional construction.

Prop 47 Passes in California, Reclassifies Offenses


(11/12/2014)
A California state proposition that reclassified six felony offenses as misdemeanors passed on Nov. 4 with a 58 percent vote, and now has public defender and defense attorney lines ringing off the hook.