Tribe Dedicates New Public Safety Complex


(02/26/2014)
On Feb. 21 the Nisqually Indian Tribe dedicated a new, culturally sensitive public safety complex on the Nisqually Reservation.

Court Gives California Two Years to Lower Prison Population


(02/26/2014)
On Feb. 10, a three-judge panel approved the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s proposal for a two-year extension to Feb. 28, 2016 to reduce the state’s prison population to 137.5 percent capacity.

Stanislaus County Jail Closes Inmate Work Quarters

By Jessie Fetterling
(02/12/2014)
A recent staffing shortage in the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is causing the early release of prisoners and several closures, resulting in less bed capacity available in the county. About 60 prisoners were released in the past week as officials prepared for temporary closure of the inmate work quarters at the downtown Modesto jail, Capt. Bill Duncan told The Modesto Bee.

Two Arizona Communities Consider Joint Jail


(02/12/2014)
A new partnership between the Gilbert Police Department and Chandler Police Department could potentially result in thousands in annual savings for each community.

Adelanto Detention Center to Debut Over Budget

By Jessie Fetterling
(01/29/2014)
The grand opening of the Adelanto Detention Center expansion project is scheduled for Feb. 6 and will debut the additional 1,392 beds being added to the existing 706-bed Adelanto facility.

Lake County Awarded $20 Million in State Funding


(01/29/2014)
The state of California awarded $20 million in construction funding to Lake County for upgrades to the Hill Road Correctional Facility.

Colorado DOC Requests Funds for New Inmate Tracking System


(01/29/2014)
Nearly $20 million is needed the complete a long overdue replacement of Colorado’s prison tracking system, according to Colorado correctional officials.

California Judges Issue New Order in Prison Population Debate


(01/22/2014)
Despite extensive negotiations, California Governor Jerry Brown and attorneys representing a group of prison inmates have yet to reach an agreement on how to reduce the state’s prison population. This impasse prompted the three-judge panel appointed to mediate the months-long talks released a brief statement on the matter on Jan. 13.

Top 5 Corrections Stories of 2013

By Jessie Fetterling
(01/22/2014)
The corrections industry made several headlines in 2013. Perhaps the biggest ongoing story of the year followed the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) as it dealt with prison overcrowding mandates.

Courthouse Debuts as Calaveras County’s Flagship Building

By Jessie Fetterling
(01/02/2014)
The new, two-story Calaveras County Courthouse opened to the public in San Andreas on Nov. 25. The new courthouse contributes to the California Judicial Council’s goal to improve the court system statewide.