California Regains Oversight of Folsom State Prison

Oversight of Folsom State Prison’s (FSP) medical services is once again in the hands of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), according to a July 14 statement by the CDCR.

Los Banos Courthouse to Double Existing Capacity

Construction crews broke ground on the new Los Banos Courthouse on June 25.

Yolo County Plans for Detention Center Expansion

By Jessie Fetterling
Plans are underway for the expansion and update of Yolo County’s Monroe Detention Center in Woodland. San Francisco-based Lionakis is serving as the architect on the project, and several drafts have already been designed.

Grand Jury Report Finds Monterey County Jail Highly Problematic

A recent report issued by the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury has identified “numerous problems, many of them serious” within the Monterey County Jail located in Salinas, Calif.

LA County Officials Delay Jail Plan

The Los Angeles County Jail Plan — a major effort to replace the Men’s Central Jail with the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Center and to renovate the Mira Loma Detention Facility — was delayed on June 9.

Napa Co. Jail Faces Long Road to Recovery

Nearly nine months after the August 2014 earthquake that rocked Napa County, damaging hundreds of local buildings, county correctional officials are now estimating the impacted local jail will not reopen until mid 2016.

Mesa County Upgrades Offender Management

Mesa County Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD), located in Colorado’s Mesa County, recently modernized its offender management system, using the cloud to improve oversight.

California Funds Prison Rehab Programs

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) earlier this month awarded a number of one-time grants aimed at expanding rehabilitative programs in the state’s prisons.

Kern County Justice Facility Closer to Construction

By Lindsey Coulter
Work on the new $100.5 million Kern County Justice Facility in Bakersfield is on track to begin in August 2015. This first phase of construction is scheduled to wrap up by June 2017, and is being built with the aid of the state’s AB 900 funding allocation.

Los Angeles Predicts Big Spending, Including Prison Funding

Los Angeles County is hoping to spend at least a hefty $100 million alone on resolving the ongoing issues in the county involving health care and mainly prisons.