Receivership Update: Major Challenges Outlined at SF Meeting


(12/04/2009)
A who’s who of California prison architects and construction managers filled the downtown headquarters of HOK architectural firm for an update on the federal receiver’s plan to add several thousand medical beds and other services to the state prison system.

Cornerstone Web Site Wins International Award


(12/04/2009)
Cornerstone Detention Products Inc. received the 2008 Standard of Excellence award for its Web site from Web Marketing Association.

Florida Deploys Tents at State Prisons


(12/04/2009)
Corrections officials are preparing to house crowded inmates in military-style tents as the department faces record prison population levels and deep budget cuts.

E.U. Rights Commissioner Demands Education not Punishment


(12/04/2009)
The efficacy of the youth justice system in Britain and adult system in France fell under scrutiny this fall following recent reports by the Council of Europe’s human rights watchdog.

Maricopa Webcam Offline


(12/03/2009)
PHOENIX — A federal court affirmed a previous ruling saying the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's live jail Webcam violated the Constitution, but Sheriff's officials said the cameras were already off.

NIST Seeks Standardization for Electroshock Weapons


(12/03/2009)
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are attempting to develop a standardized method for assessing the electrical output of stun guns and other electroshock weapons that can form the basis of a future industry-wide standardized testing regimen.

More Than 8,000 Texas Inmates Diagnosed With Major Psychiatric Disorder


(12/03/2009)
Authorities should expand specialized interventions and programming to reduce the higher recidivism rates that exist among inmates with major mental illness, according to a University of Texas Medical Branch study.

CCA Halts Construction of 2,040-bed Tennessee Facility


(12/03/2009)
Corrections Corporation of America announced the suspension of work on the new $143 million correctional facility in Trousdale County that would have created more than 2,000 new beds.

Florida Tackles Prison Crowding With Tent City


(12/03/2009)
Corrections officials are preparing to house inmates in military-style tents as the department faces record prison population levels and deep budget cuts.

States Struggle As Sex-Offender Deadline Looms


(12/03/2009)
A federal law designed to standardize national sex-offender tracking has states scrambling to fund minimum requirements or face noncompliance this July.