Brown Signs New Prison Population Plan Into Law

Following a bitter battle between California Gov. Jerry Brown and a three-judge federal panel, lawmakers have approved a $315 million plan to bring California’s prison population in compliance with federal orders.

Riverside County Plans to Expand Jail Facilities

Talks are underway in Riverside County to expand the number of jail facilities in the area.

McDonald Positioned to Oversee Jail Operations

Terri McDonald has a long history with California corrections and is now continuing her journey in Los Angeles.

Beard Points California in the Right Direction

By Torrey Sims
Correctional News recently caught up with Dr. Jeffrey Beard, Ph.D., the newly appointed secretary of corrections for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Vacaville Facility Showcases California’s Progress

By Torrey Sims
As California continues to work on reducing prison population in the state, they also have been busy making improvements to facilities, including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) California Medical Facility’s (CMF) new outpatient treatment center in Vacaville.

California Could See Courthouse Construction Delays

Courthouse construction could be even more scarce in California, depending on the results in Long Beach, Calif. The Court Facilities Working Group voted last week to recommend that four courthouse construction projects in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Fresno and Nevada City be delayed indefinitely if the legislature directs that court construction funds be used to finance the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, according to a statement by the California Courts.

The New Breed of Facility

By Jeff Goodale
California is well known as the place where trends start, whether that is in technology, entertainment or other industries. Part of the dynamic that drives innovation and trend setting in California is the diversity and sheer number of people that live and work in one of the world’s largest economies.

Will Florida Follow in California’s Path?

Some counties in Florida are worried about a current proposal on the table that could shift about 5,600 inmates from state prisons to county jails.

Western Council of Construction Consumers Recognizes Mammoth Lakes Courthouse

The Western Council of Construction Consumers has recognized Mammoth Lakes Courthouse with its top honor

California Report: End of Legislative Session Update

By Nick Warner and Danielle Higgs
The California Legislature has concluded business for the year and Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 was Governor Brown’s deadline to act on all legislation pending on his desk for the 2012 legislative session.