Ark. County To Reduce Prisoners

The Crawford County Quorum Court on Monday asked county sheriffs to present a proposal aimed at reducing the number of prison-bound felons being held at the Crawford County Jail.

Pa. Governor Halts Prison Project

By Helen Christophi
In an abrupt move, Gov. Tom Corbettt's administration scrapped plans for a $200 million prison construction project in Fayette County.

Ore. Gov. Proposes Cuts to Youth Authority

The governor of Oregon has called for deep cuts to the budget of the Oregon Youth Authority - creating a scenario of removing 425 beds and eliminating more than 300 jobs.

Ariz. 5,000-bed RFP Due Next Week

Bids to build new privately-run minimum-to-medium security prisons are due Thursday, Feb. 24, to the Arizona Department of Corrections Procurement Services.

Correctional News Podcast!

While the Stockton Chamber of Commerce may have taken federal receivership and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to court in response to the new correctional medical facility that is now being built there, they are now completely in favor of the project.

W. Va. Considering New Prison Construction, Measures

With the second fastest growing prison population in the country, West Virginia is building new correctional space and considering alternative sentencing measures to reduce its prison population.

Maine Considering Prison Privatization Bill

By Helen Christophi
One month after nominating a former Corrections Corp. of America warden for Correction's Commissioner, the state of Maine is now considering the privatization of its prison system.

Calif. Delays Awarding Death Row Contract

By Helen Christophi
The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced late Wednesday that it has again delayed awarding a contract for the first phase of a new $356 million death row complex at San Quentin State Prison.

Stockton Welcomes New Correctional Facility

Correctional News Podcast
Having won concessions in a legal battle, the Stockton Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind a new correctional medical facility.

LAPD Opens New Jail After Two Year Delay

The Los Angeles Police Department have opened its new $84 million, 172,000-square-foot jail. The Metropolitan Detention Center, located downtown at Temple and Los Angeles streets, has been empty for nearly two years due to staffing shortages. Construction was completed on the facility in May 2009.