Tennessee Prison System Faces Staffing Shortage


(08/06/2015)
Tennessee’s prison system is currently in disarray, as correctional offic-ers continue to quit over reduced pay, fighting between rival gangs of inmates and one inmate escape.

Coyote Ridge Correctional Center Opens New Resource Activity Center


(08/06/2015)
Coyote Ridge Correctional Center’s new Resource Activity Center, which was originally designed by Integrus Architecture to be a chapel, recently opened after receiving a Certificate of Occupancy in April 2015.

Ohio Re-Entry Court Receives Additional $35,000 in Funding


(08/04/2015)
Lima Commissioners approved the acceptance of a $35,000 grant that will help fund a prison program to keep felony offenders local in order to give them a connection to their families as well as services to help them adjust to life outside of prison.

Arkansas Governor Seeks $7.4 Million for 200 Additional Prison Beds


(08/04/2015)
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is currently seeking $7.4 million in funding from the state to open 200 additional prison beds to ease the backlog of inmates being housed at local jails.

Yuba County Jail Seeking State Funds for Expansion


(07/29/2015)
While two major law enforcement renovation projects are underway, including a new juvenile hall and sheriff’s department, Yuba County is seeking state funds to expand the county jail. This will include new classrooms, and an upgrade to the medical and mental health treatment space.