Wisconsin Prison to Build New Health Unit


(06/10/2015)
The Wisconsin State Building Commission earlier this month approved $6.47 million for the construction of a new and improved health care facility at the Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) in Portage.

New Zealand Prison Opens with In-Cell Computers & Phones


(06/10/2015)
The new high-security Kohuora Auckland South Corrections Facility officially opened in Wiri (or south Auckland) last month, and the first batch of inmates moved in on May 18.

Russia to Consider Prison Labor for 2018 World Cup Construction


(06/02/2015)
Russian authorities may have found the answer to keeping costs to a minimum when hosting the 2018 World Cup: prison labor.

MacArthur Foundation Grants Aim to ‘Challenge’ Over-Incarceration


(06/02/2015)
With jail populations having more than tripled since the 1980’s, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced in February that it would begin an initial five-year, $75 million investment in the Safety and Justice Challenge, aimed at streamlining local jail populations while simultaneously altering the American standard regarding jail over-use.

Tab Increases for Stalled Detroit Jail Project


(05/27/2015)
A recent rundown of average monthly and annual costs related to upkeep on the stalled Wayne County Jail construction project in downtown Detroit shows the project continues to be a heavy financial burden on the already strained city.