Q&A: CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate Discusses Prisons, Health Care and Realignment

By Lisa Kopochinski
Matthew Cate has served as secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since being appointed in May 2008. In this capacity, he and his staff’s mission is to improve public safety through crime prevention and recidivism reduction strategies. The department’s goals are twofold: organizational, which includes workforce excellence, information technology strategy, and risk management; and programmatic: including crime prevention and safety, outreach, partnerships and transparency, and health care delivery.

Podcast: KMD's Jim Mueller on Juvenile Facilities Design

Correctional News
A conversation about juvenile facilities design with Jim Mueller, chairman of the Board at KMD Architects and Director of the firm’s Corrections program.

N.M. Corruption Probe

By Bryce Hubner
In November, New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas announced that his office had launched a formal investigation into possible fraud and collusion between former New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) employees and a handful of construction companies.

SEC Roundtable

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Correctional News extended invitations to several leading security electronics contractors to participate in a roundtable discussion about the industry.

Regional Effort

By Lisa Kopochinski
A $55.2 million regional jail expansion in Virginia responds to inmate population growth in Virginia.

Trade Files: Sprung

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
As jurisdictions struggle to overcome overcrowding, Sprung Instant Structures has found itself in a position assist with the quick installation of stressed structure-membrane technology.

Q&A: DEC Roundtable

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Mitch Claborn of Cornerstone Detention, Randy DeMent of CCC, Brandon Otto of Chief Industries, and Keith Theone of Sierra Detention talk shop.

Q&A: Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk Manager

By Amy Perry
BIM is at once a catalyst for tremendous change within the design/construction community.

Q&A: Greening Corrections ACA Panel

Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Panelists from the Greening of Corrections panel at ACA’s 139th Congress of Correction discuss the challenges of applying sustainability strategies and measures at justice facilities.

Q&A: Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk

By Amy Perry
Building information modeling, a technology that allows architects, engineers and contractors to create integrated, three-dimensional digital design documents, is a catalyst for tremendous change within the design/construction community.