Joint Custody

By Lisa Kopochinski
Situated on a 42-acre site in Salem, Va., the new $122 million Western Virginia Regional Jail, which opened in April, stands as a testament to interjurisdictional cooperation.

Border Watch

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
In a post-Sept. 11 climate of heightened homeland security, an increase in illegal alien border crossing and smuggling activity during the last decade sparked a renewed emphasis within the federal government on safeguarding the nation’s frontiers against the threat posed by terrorist and criminal elements.

Bridging the Gap

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
A new $47 million municipal courthouse and police headquarters in Niagara Falls, N.Y., was awarded LEED certification by the USGBC in December.

Working for Re-Entry

By Matthew Crawford
The Frederick County Work Release Center in Maryland, a published project in the Academy of Justice Architecture's 2007 Justice Facilities Review, exemplifies what many corrections professionals consider a re-emergence of emphasis on offender re-entry.