Report Calls For Major Overhaul of Youth Imprisonment Methods

In a new report released Oct. 21, researchers from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) in Cambridge and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) are calling for an end to the existing youth imprisonment model, citing its emphasis on confinement and control.

Thomson Prison on Track for 2017 Reopening

After a tour of the Administrative United States Penitentiary (AUSP) Thomson in Illinois earlier this month, Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference to update the media and public about its progress.

Maine Department of Corrections Issues RFQ for $149 Million Project

Maine’s Department of Corrections (DOC) wishes to procure architectural/engineering services from a firm experienced in the design of secure correctional facilities.

Okanagan Correctional Centre Readies for Inmates

The new 378-cell, high-security Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) located on 36 acres of the Osoyoos Indian Band Reserve north of Oliver, was completed on time and on budget in September.

Berrien County Jail Renovation to Add 30 Years to Lifecycle

Initial plans to renovate the 66-year-old Berrien County jail in St. Joseph estimate that the project could cost as much as $7.2 million, which would still be less expensive than building a new jail.