Santa Clara County to Seek Funding for New Jail


(08/26/2015)
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution on Aug. 11 to apply for state funding to support the construction of a new jail facility.

Colusa County to Seek State Funding from SB 863


(08/26/2015)
The Colusa County Board of Supervisors approved the submission of a grant application for $20 million from the state to be used towards a new jail for the county.

LA County Restarts Jail Construction, Plans for Reentry Facility


(08/19/2015)
On Aug. 11, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered staff to look into creating a $120 million Office of Diversion and Reentry and approved an amendment to restart construction of a 3,885-bed downtown Los Angeles jail as well as approved continued work on a new 1,604-bed women’s jail in Lancaster.

U.S. Facilities May Soon House Guantanamo Detainees


(08/19/2015)
Secure government facilities in Kansas and South Carolina could soon be used to house Guantanamo Bay detainees as part of President Obama’s effort to shutter the Cuban detention complex.

New Thailand Prison Set to Break Ground This Month


(08/06/2015)
After a long waiting period, Phuket Prison Chief Pichit Wanajit confirmed that Phuket Provincial Prison is set to break ground this month.