Arizona DOC to Purchase Kingman Facility

Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) officials received approval from a legislative committee in June to purchase the Arizona State Prison-Kingman, located in Golden Valley, from GEO Group of Boca Raton, Fla., for upwards of $137 million.

Arizona Addresses Prison Crowding with $50 Million Facility

After allowing media outlets to tour the state’s new $50 million prison in early November, the Arizona Department of Corrections has officially opened the new section of the Lewis Prison Complex in Buckeye.

Arizona DOC Requests Additional Correctional Officers

Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC) Director Charles Ryan is seeking about $60 million in additional funding from Governor Jan Brewer for fiscal 2015, which begins July 1, 2014.

Arizona Department of Corrections Privatizes Health Care

The Arizona Department of Corrections awarded a $349 million, three-year contract to Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Wexford Health Sources Inc. to privatize health care in Arizona’s state-run prisons.

Arizona DOC Investigates Concerns Over Inmate Health Care

All state and federal inmates are provided health care under the law, but the conditions of the medical care and lack of attention has caused some serious allegations by inmates against their respected facilities.

Ariz. Prison To Begin Housing Inmates Again

Arizona Department of Corrections director Charles Ryan announced the ADC will begin filling empty beds at the privately operated prison in Kingman.

Ariz. 5,000-bed RFP Due Next Week

Bids to build new privately-run minimum-to-medium security prisons are due Thursday, Feb. 24, to the Arizona Department of Corrections Procurement Services.

PODS Process Provides Scheduling Solution

By Jim Brandt, LEED AP
McCarthy Building Companies’ southwest division, based in Tempe, Ariz., was challenged by the Arizona Department of Corrections to complete a $170 million, 4,000-bed project that encompassed three job sites in three different cities.