Wisconsin Considers Correctional Shift Changes


(07/30/2014)
Wisconsin lawmakers may expand 12-hour work shifts for correctional officers to a second state correctional institution.

Santa Barbara Gets $38 Million for Reentry Facility


(07/29/2014)
Santa Barbara County was recently awarded a $38 million grant to build an inmate rehabilitation, recovery and re-entry facility adjacent to the county’s planned North County Jail on the outskirts of Santa Maria.

Escambia County to Relocate Decimated Jail


(07/29/2014)
Escambia County officials have announced plans to replace the Central Booking and Detention Facility in West Pensacola, which was destroyed by a natural gas explosion in April.

Ohio Contemplates Using Drones to Enhance Prison Security


(07/23/2014)
Ohio may become the first state to use drones as an additional means of security in its state prisons, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC).

Alaska Adopts PREA Policies


(07/23/2014)
Observing Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requirements, Alaska has adopted its first written policy on prison rape.