Fifth Vermont Prison Goes Green With Solar Array


(12/15/2015)
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently announced the completion of a 500-kilowatt solar net metering project at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield.
 

Riverside County Denied More State Funding


(12/15/2015)
A past award to expand the Indio jail stopped Riverside County’s effort to attain $80 million more in state funding this year to renovate the 1,520-bed Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
 

Justice For Vets Expands Veterans Treatment Courts


(12/02/2015)
Alexandria-headquartered Justice For Vets recently announced that the number of Veterans Treatment Courts across the nation increased by 28 percent between 2013 and 2014, with hundreds more in the planning stages.
 

Opening of Hall County Correctional Institute Pushed to 2016


(12/02/2015)
The Hall County Correctional Institute in Gainsville was originally scheduled to open in November, but due to weather-related issues it is now likely to open in mid-January.
 

British Columbia Announces Transgender Inmate Housing Policy


(11/24/2015)
British Columbia Corrections, headquartered in Victoria, recently announced it will now base inmate housing decisions on an inmate’s gender identity, a shift from the old policy of housing inmates according to physical or birth gender.