Norshield Splits from Norment Security

Norshield Security Products separated from affiliates Norment Security Group and Fiber Sensys after Norshield leadership engineered a management buy-out from parent company Compudyne.

Turner Recognizes CCC Group With Excellence Award

Turner Construction honored the contribution of CCC Group Inc.’s Detention Systems Division, with the Excellence Award for Quality at a recent subcontractor appreciation dinner in Houston.

Michigan Mulls Privatization of Juvenile Justice

In an effort to make up a $2.8 billion shortfall in statewide revenue, Republican state legislators introduced a bill that would complete the privatization of Michigan’s juvenile justice system.

$74 Million County Jail Construction Delayed

The construction of a new jail to ease overcrowding in Hays County could be delayed due to a lack of funding after county commissioners moved ahead with plans to construct a new $74 million county government and judicial facility.

ICE Solicits Bids for New Los Angeles Detention Center

The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency began soliciting bids in December for a contractor to own and operate an immigration detention facility in Los Angeles County.

Prison and Jail Inmate Population Growth Slows

The corrections population in the United States increased by less than 1 percent during 2008, the smallest annual increase in almost a decade, according to the most recent federal statistics.

Ireland Opens $200 Million Criminal Court Complex

Irish court authorities unveiled a new $207 million national criminal court complex designed to centralize criminal justice processes, modernize facilities and expand capacity.

Technology can Help in Challenging Times

By Alex Fox and Dorothy Fox
The correctional industry has a proud history of grappling with the most difficult times head on and with great success. The challenges have come in various forms at various times, from trailing behind the business world at the onset of information technology, oftentimes dragging ourselves kicking and screaming into the 21st century, to recovering in a post-September 11 world that changed everything.

Oregon Faces 14 Percent Growth in Prison Population

The state prison population will increase by an estimated 14 percent to a record level of approximately 16,000 inmates during the next six years, according to population projections by state’s Office of Economic Analysis.

Court Rejects Schwarzenegger Prison Proposal

A federal court panel sent state authorities back to the drawing board to draft a new plan to address California’s prison overcrowding problem after rejecting a proposal from Gov. Schwarzenegger that would have cut the prison population by 20,000 inmates over two years.