VADOC Honored for DINGO Reporting Application


(09/20/2016)
The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) recently received a statewide technology award for its development of an enterprise software application that generates robust reporting to help improve the agency’s K-9 operations.
 

California County Returns $20 Million Jail Expansion Grant


(09/20/2016)
In lieu of expanding the Hill Road Correctional Facility in Lakeport, the Lake County Board of Supervisors voted on Sept. 13 to return a $20 million jail improvement grant received in January 2014.
 

Santa Cruz County Breaks Ground on Rehabilitation Facility


(09/14/2016)
Construction broke ground earlier this month in Watsonville on the Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility, which will bring education, vocational training and rehabilitation services for Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office all under one roof.
 

Overcrowded Tennessee Jail Loses State Certification


(09/14/2016)
Persistent overcrowding has not only strained services at the Claiborne County Jail in New Tazewell, it has now cost the facility its state certification.
 

Report Shows Lack of Accommodation for Disabled Inmate Voters


(09/12/2016)
A report released in early August by Seattle-based advocacy group Disability Rights Washington claims the state’s county jails are not doing enough to support the inmate voting process, particularly when it comes to accommodating inmates with disabilities.