San Francisco Cuts Prison Call Costs


(07/09/2014)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has amended its contract with the city’s jail telephone provider, Global Tel*Link, substantially lowering inmate call costs. The service provider accepted the new agreement in late June, and is now in the final year of its contract with the city, which ends May 31, 2015.

McKinstry Develops Plan for Grant County Courthouse

By Jessie Fetterling
(06/26/2014)
The Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata is in need of an upgrade. It is currently operating with cracks in the building and an inefficient heating and cooling system.

San Diego Breaks Ground on Courthouse


(06/26/2014)
San Diego broke ground in March on the new $555 million San Diego Central Courthouse — one of the most expensive public office building ever and the largest to be funded by California’s Senate Bill 1407.

Brown Extends Inmate Transfer Bill


(06/26/2014)
California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1512 into law on June 23, extending inter-county inmate transfers aimed at reducing overcrowding and early release.

San Diego Completes First Phase of SDCWDF

By Jessie Fetterling
(06/25/2014)
The $162 million Phase 1 portion of the new San Diego County Women’s Detention Facility (SDCWDF) in Santee will be completed on June 30, with the completion of the $60 million Phase 2 scheduled for Jan. 7, 2016.

Elko County Names Jail Construction Manager


(06/10/2014)
Following an April vote to allocate $3.6 million to construction of a new jail wing, Elko County commissioners have selected Ormaza Construction to complete a much-needed building expansion.

Viking Products Announces Purchase of Slate Security


(06/05/2014)
California-based Viking Products recently announced its purchase of Slate Security Systems and Steel Door Industries of Hartselle, Ala.

Viking Products Announces Purchase of Slate Security


(06/05/2014)
California-based Viking Products recently announced its purchase of Slate Security Systems and Steel Door Industries of Hartselle, Ala.

Tulare County Approves Jail Contract


(05/28/2014)
Tulare County Supervisors approved a $3.25 million contract with Sacramento, Calif.-based Vanir Construction Management Inc. to build the new $68 million South County Detention Facility in Porterville.

Long Beach Courthouse Named Best Public Project


(05/21/2014)
The project team that designed the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach earned the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Award for the 2014 Best Public Project earlier this year. The project team consisted of Los Angeles-headquartered AECOM as the architect-engineer of record; Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Clark Design/Build of California as the design-builder; and locally based Long Beach Judicial Partners (LBJP) as the developer.