Hunt Companies Acquires Carter Goble Lee

Hunt Companies Inc. (“Hunt”) and Carter Goble Lee announced that Hunt has acquired the Carter Goble Lee companies including their planning, design, program management, facility management, and capital solutions divisions. The newly formed company will re-organize and consolidate ownership to form CGL Management Group LLC (“CGL”).

Trendspotting: Evidence-Based Planning

By Stephen Carter
In the past several months I have had the sobering experience of re-examining bed-space projections that I helped create in the mid-2000s.

Safe & Humane

By Stephen A. Carter
The challenges of stabilization and incarceration following conflict and crisis.

Taking on Solomon

By Stephen A. Carter
Rarely are designers required to consider an alternate use of a criminal justice facility beyond a projected 30-year life span, even though the current tilt towards sustainable buildings suggests just that.

Reformation Realities

By Stephen A. Carter
Perhaps no state has spent more money to evaluate options for improving the medical services for inmates than California.

Trendspotting: Assisting Haiti

By Stephen A. Carter
When Bad Things Happen to Good People: By now, miles of videotape depicting the destruction in Haiti are imprinted in our minds.


By Stephen A. Carter
Happy New Year! It’s hard to imagine that we were so concerned about Y2K and the simultaneous meltdown of global ATMs a decade ago when now it’s what is not in the bank’s vaults that seems to be of greater concern.

Trendspotting: The Crisis in Corrections

By Stephen A. Carter
Winston Churchill reputedly declared, “If you want to see the soul of a society, look into its prisons.”

Trendspotting: The Footprints of David Parrish

By Stephen A. Carter
We have this agreement around my home and office that we don’t discuss the R-word: retirement. In the solitude of my own thoughts, anxiety about exercising my age-gifted perk grips me momentarily, but soon passes as I approach yet another TSA screening lane.

Trendspotting: Protective Exclusions

By Steven A. Carter
For the correctional component of the criminal justice system, many examples of protective exclusion exist. Every state and local correctional system recognizes the need for a protective custody capability.