Minnehaha County to Expand Downtown Jail


(11/29/2016)
The approval of a $46 million bond has cleared the way for an expansion of the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls.
 

Innovation & the City Report Highlights Cities That Reduce Recidivism


(11/29/2016)
With support from the Citi Foundation, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU Wagner) and the Center for an Urban Future (both located in New York), a report was released, titled Innovation and the City, in November that highlights 15 bold urban policies that are helping change government innovation across the globe.
 

Virtual Reality to Impact the Prison Market

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/16/2016)
Popular in the video game world, virtual reality (VR) technology has become a household item. Last year, TrendForce predicted that VR device sales would reach approximately 14 million units by the end of this year and reach more than 38 million units by 2020.
 

Bureau of Prisons Renews CoreCivic Contract at Georgia Prison


(11/16/2016)
Despite an August memo from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) instructing the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to begin phasing out contracts with private prison operators, CoreCivic of Nashville, Tenn., formerly the Corrections Corporation of America, announced Nov. 15 that the BOP exercised a two-year renewal option at the 1,978-bed, company-owned McRae Correctional Facility in McRae.
 

Concerns Rise as Contraction Becomes Apparent in the DEC Marketplace

By Joe Pohrer
(11/16/2016)
Questions as to what the current and future market holds have been circling around the detention equipment contractor (DEC) sector for some years.