Calif. City Debates Courthouse Location


(03/25/2011)
California’s Administrative Office of the Courts hosted a public meeting to hear comments on the environmental impact report being prepared for the proposed construction of a new courthouse.

Correctional Facilities a Fit for Composting in Santa Cruz

By: Sameea Kamal
(03/25/2011)
The market for composting programs may be improving, according to officials from the composting program at Santa Cruz County’s four correctional facilities.

Calif. Prison Gets Eco-friendly Lighting


(03/23/2011)
Induction lighting firm US Lighting Tech, based in Irvine, recently completed interior lighting installation at Corcoran State Prison.

Calif. Judge Ends Long-running Inmate Abuse Suit


(03/22/2011)
U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco ended a 21-year lawsuit Monday that fundamentally changed California’s prison system over the past two decades.

Calif. Judge Ends Long-running Inmate Abuse Suit


(03/22/2011)
U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco ended a 21-year lawsuit Monday that fundamentally changed California’s prison system over the past two decades.

Calif. To Redesign Prison Education Programs


(03/16/2011)
State officials will redesign educational classes in California prisons following complaints that the programs fail to teach inmates the skills they will need once they are released.

Calif. Architectural Firm Wins AOC Courthouse Project


(02/15/2011)
Architectural firm Moore Ruble Yudell has been selected to design the new Santa Barbara Criminal Courthouse, the Administrative Office of the Courts announced.

CHCF Stockton Poised to Generate Jobs, Revenues

By Lisa Kopochinski
(01/31/2011)
With California still facing a daunting 12-percent unemployment rate, one bright spot has appeared in the form of a new inmate health care facility in Stockton that will generate thousands of jobs.

Legal Challenges to Drive Calif. Prison Construction

By Helen Christophi
(01/31/2011)
There is no end in sight to California’s prison woes. Last month the state’s newly elected Gov. Jerry Brown proposed moving low-level offenders from state prisons to county jails to ease the state’s $28 billion deficit.

California Report: Budget Woes Affect Corrections

By Nick Warner
(01/24/2011)
California is projected to face a budget gap of $25.4 billion in 2011-12. A new budget proposes a major shift in the state-local relationship.