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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.