High Security Unit Opens at Rikers


(02/25/2015)
A new enhanced supervision housing unit opened within Rikers Island’s Otis Bantum Correctional Center in New York on Feb. 22.

Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Prison Reform Reports


(02/25/2015)
A report released earlier this month by the Platte Institute for Economic Research highlights how Nebraska could ease prison crowding by reforming how and when it releases inmates and lifting the barriers that make it harder for them to find jobs.

Montana Officials Discuss New Prison


(02/11/2015)
Montana state officials have recently unraveled a prison construction plan that will bring another correctional facility to Lewis and Clark County.

Iowa Prison to Cost $7 Million More to Open


(02/11/2015)
The new 800-bed Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison still remains empty, almost a year and a half after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in October 2013.

Nebraska Senators Seek Solutions for Prison Troubles


(02/03/2015)
A group of government officials have recently developed a list of solutions for the growing number of prisoners in Nebraska.