Tension Membrane Technology Used at Canadian Detention Center


(12/15/2015)
Construction on the new Regional Intermittent Centre located on the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre campus in London is now nearing completion. The 112-bed project will span 25,000 square feet and help to address capacity issues, reduce contraband concerns and improve overall safety for both inmates and correctional staff.
 

Harford County Sheriff Seeks to Staff Jail Addition


(12/02/2015)
The Harford County Jail in Bel Air underwent a $32 million expansion four years ago, but one specific problem is keeping the jail from operating at its full capacity: Staffing. The Baltimore Sun reported on Nov. 27 that Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler has requested hiring an addition 36 new correctional officers to help put the currently unused expansion on line.
 

Architect Roundtable: What’s New & Next in the Corrections Market

By Jessie Fetterling
(12/02/2015)
Correctional News spoke with four architects who weighed in on the latest trends and challenges in correctional design. Laurence E. Hartman, AIA, vice president of HDR Architecture Inc.; David Crotty, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, vice president and senior project manager for HOK; Tim Gibson, AIA, principal for DLR Group; and Cameron Glass, associate AIA and vice president for CGL, each spoke about the successes learned from their years in the justice market.
 

Dorchester County Jail to Open Four Months Ahead of Schedule

By Lindsey Coulter
(11/24/2015)
Time and money are two of the biggest obstacles to building new county jail facilities. However, the new 80,500-square-foot Dorchester County Detention Center in South Carolina, is on track for completion an impressive four months ahead of schedule, and rings in at a modest $19.1 million including site work.
 

Skagit County Breaks Ground on New Jail

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/24/2015)
In need of new facilities for more than a decade, Skagit County finally broke ground on a new jail in mid-November. The county outgrew the existing facility, which opened in 1984 with a capacity of 83 inmates and state funding for 73. The current population is about 2.5 times that, with a daily average of 188 inmates, according to the county website. It is a popular remote design, with housing pods clustered around one or more control rooms, where staff can operate the facility doors and observe inmat