Berrien County Jail Renovation to Add 30 Years to Lifecycle


(10/05/2016)
Initial plans to renovate the 66-year-old Berrien County jail in St. Joseph estimate that the project could cost as much as $7.2 million, which would still be less expensive than building a new jail.
 

Ohio Prison to Invest in Energy Efficiency, Conservation


(10/05/2016)
The Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) received $8 million in financing on Sept. 22 for the installation of new energy-efficiency and conservation systems.
 

Montana County Names Jail Expansion Team


(10/05/2016)
Flathead County, Mont., commissioners recently approved a 36-bed expansion of the county’s overcrowded jail, and have now selected the design and construction teams to helm the project.
 

Unfinished Work, Delays Cited in Orleans Parish Jail Suit


(10/05/2016)
Citing unfinished work, missed deadlines and failure to provide reimbursements for construction on the city’s new approximately $150 million Orleans Justice Center complex, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is now suing two construction firms for breach of contract.
 

Alabama Correctional Officers Fail to Report to Work Amid Prison Strike


(10/05/2016)
A new development in the four-week nationwide prison strike by inmates in the U.S. federal and state prison systems unfolded last week after a number of correctional officers failed to report to work at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore on Sept. 24.