Franklin County Awards Contract for New Jail

Franklin County Commissioners awarded a $9 million construction-management contract for the $135 million construction of a new Franklin County jail in Columbus.

Alabama Governor Proposes Prison Closures, Consolidation

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley in his Feb. 2 State of the State address in Montgomery announced plans to transform the state’s prison system.

Windham’s Female Re-Entry Project Ahead of Schedule

Mild temperatures have helped speed up construction on the new women’s re-entry center in Windham.

Ontario Continues Building Correctional Workforce

The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on Jan. 29 announced plans to recruit 180 new correctional officers to work throughout the province.

Obama Moves to Ban Youth Solitary Confinement

President Barack Obama on Jan. 25 authored an op-ed in The Washington Post decrying the use of solitary confinement for detained youth, calling the practice “an affront to our common humanity.”