Mental Health Facility Opens for California Inmates

The California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo will open a mental health facility for inmates in order to address serious federal concerns of malpractice in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Federal Receiver Suggests New Health Care Authority Position in California

Consultants have advised a federal receiver of the California prison health care system to create a new position focused solely on the health care of inmates.

Brown Given Stern Deadline to Fix Overcrowding

California Governor Jerry Brown has been given 21 days to reduce the number of inmates from the state’s 33 correctional facilities or will be held in contempt, according to federal judges.

Valley State Prison Makes Full Transition to Male Facility

Formerly Valley State Prison for Women, the new Valley State Prison recently completed its conversion from a women’s facility to a men’s prison in an effort to utilize facilities and relieve overcrowding in California state prisons.

California Prisons Go Solar as Part of Green Initiative

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently announced that solar energy installations at four of its prisons are now operating at full capacity. The department began installing large solar arrays at its facilities in 2006, working with international utility company Sun Edison, based in Belmont, Calif.

Robert Glass & Associates Acquired by CGL

CGL Management Group LLC (CGL) and Robert Glass & Associates Inc. (RGA) today announced that CGL has acquired RGA.

$602.9 Million Approved Under AB900, Phase II

On March 8, Corrections Standards Authority approved $602,881,000 in funds for jail construction projects in 11 counties, the second phase under realignment, which amounts to a $1.2 billion investment in county jails, under AB 900.

CDCR's K-9s Fight Contraband in California

By Ahavah Revis
As statewide K-9 coordinator for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Sergeant Wayne W. Conrad sits on the front line of California’s battle against contraband.

Stockton Project Bid Winners Announced

STOCKTON, Calif. — Joint venture Hensel Phelps-Granite was named as the primary contractor to design and build the first phase of the $900 million prison medical facility project near Stockton.

Calif. Prison Gets Eco-friendly Lighting

Induction lighting firm US Lighting Tech, based in Irvine, recently completed interior lighting installation at Corcoran State Prison.