Nebraska Corrections Department Submits Budget Proposal

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services unveiled a budget proposal on Thursday that would add about 164, new full-time positions and build a $75 million prison for elderly and mentally ill inmates.

VADOC Honored for DINGO Reporting Application

The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) recently received a statewide technology award for its development of an enterprise software application that generates robust reporting to help improve the agency’s K-9 operations.

California County Returns $20 Million Jail Expansion Grant

In lieu of expanding the Hill Road Correctional Facility in Lakeport, the Lake County Board of Supervisors voted on Sept. 13 to return a $20 million jail improvement grant received in January 2014.

Santa Cruz County Breaks Ground on Rehabilitation Facility

Construction broke ground earlier this month in Watsonville on the Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility, which will bring education, vocational training and rehabilitation services for Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office all under one roof.

Overcrowded Tennessee Jail Loses State Certification

Persistent overcrowding has not only strained services at the Claiborne County Jail in New Tazewell, it has now cost the facility its state certification.