November AAJ Conference Focuses on Social Justice


(10/01/2014)
The 2014 AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice’s national conference, held November 5-7 in St. Louis, will focus on architecture for social justice, highlighting a growing trend in the correctional design community.

Senate Committee Authorization Could Impact PREA Penalties


(09/24/2014)
Several pieces of correctional legislation received support from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 18.

Report Investigates Pennsylvania Prison’s Proximity to Coal Operations


(09/24/2014)
The Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association will conduct a health survey of present and former members working at State Correctional Institution – Fayette (SCI Fayette) in La Belle as well as three other prisons built near coal ash disposal or coal mining operations in the state.

Ontario County Jail Population Declines


(09/17/2014)
A recent drop in the number of inmates at the Ontario County Jail is good news for county officials, who have been debating whether or not to undergo a costly jail expansion.

Napa Inmates Transferred Following Earthquake


(09/17/2014)
Following the Aug. 24 earthquake that damaged hundreds of Napa County buildings, the county’s Department of Corrections has obtained a court order allowing the transfer of some of inmates from the impacted jail to nearby facilities.