Construction Begins on Kings County Jail Addition


(07/30/2014)
Construction on the Kings County jail addition in Hanford began on July 28. The 252-bed project is yet another California project being constructed to help relieve overcrowding as a result of prison realignment.

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).