Brown Extends Inmate Transfer Bill


(06/26/2014)
California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1512 into law on June 23, extending inter-county inmate transfers aimed at reducing overcrowding and early release.

Indiana Correctional Facility Goes Kosher


(06/25/2014)
The Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) is now providing Kosher meals to inmates who require the specially prepared, religiously appropriate fare.

Arkansas County Jails Encourage New Construction


(06/25/2014)
Construction is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks on the new $8 million jail in Newport, Ark., located in Jackson County.

Pennsylvania Prisons May Halt Hiring


(06/11/2014)
In an effort to save money, Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel has instituted a department-wide freeze on new hiring, which union representatives are calling a threat to correctional staff safety.

States Consider Lethal Injection Alternatives


(06/11/2014)
As the result of the botched lethal injection execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett in April 2014, as well as a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs, some of the 32 states that practice capital punishment now are examining alternative methods.