Riverside County Approves East County Detention Center Budget


(01/02/2014)
Riverside County is moving ahead with its plans to expand the area’s jail facilities.

San Luis Obispo Jail Gets Construction Approval


(01/02/2014)
The San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors approved $31.3 million in construction and related contracts in mid-December for the expanded San Luis Obispo County women’s jail, a new medical facility and an electronic security system.

Santa Clara to Conduct Post-Realignment Assessment Study


(01/02/2014)
Nearly three years after California’s controversial prison realignment plan went into effect, Santa Clara County officials have approved a jail study and needs assessment they hope will result in more improvement funding.

San Bernardino County Sheriff Seeks Grant for Jail Upgrades


(12/18/2013)
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon presented a proposal to a committee in Sacramento earlier this month, requesting an $80 million grant to construct new housing units at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in Devore, Calif.

Spokane Courthouse Exceeds Energy Performance Goals


(12/18/2013)
Seattle-based McKinstry, a full-service design-build-operate-and-maintain (DBOM) firm, announced the one-year performance metrics for Spokane’s retrofitted Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse project.

California Counties Learn Correction Funding Fate


(12/18/2013)
Fifteen California counties will soon benefit from a $500 million investment in correctional construction projects.

California to Add 7,000 Correctional Officers Over Three Years


(12/10/2013)
Amid struggles to reduce an ever-growing prison population, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is now grappling with a correctional officer shortfall.

Los Angeles County May Cancel Taft Contract, Expand Mira Loma


(11/27/2013)
Los Angeles County has reached a tentative agreement to move more than 500 inmates to the Taft Community Correctional Facility near Bakersfield, Calif. Though three Los Angeles County supervisors initially approved the transfer of inmates to the Taft facility, Supervisor Gloria Molina has recently withdrawn her support.

Sundt Begins Second Phase of Pima County Court Facility

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/27/2013)
Sundt Construction Inc. transitioned into the second phase of construction on the Pima County Downtown Court Complex in Tucson in August. The county offered Sundt another contract after the company was contracted for the core and shell phase of the 290,000-square-foot facility, which was wrapped up in October.

New Jail, Courtrooms Could Solve Fresno Overcrowding Issue


(11/20/2013)
As jail populations continue to swell, Fresno County officials are considering two expansion options that may ease its stressed correctional system.