Maine Jail Law May Be Repealed

AUGUSTA, Maine — The future of a law aimed at easing prison overcrowding is uncertain after members of the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee were asked recently to repeal or change the legislation it endorsed two years ago.

6,100-Bed Facility Proposed in California County

The City of Adelanto in San Bernardino County has moved forward in its plans to build a new 6,100-bed state correctional facility after the City Council approved a $55,700 contract with an environmental consultant to conduct studies on the land that would house the prison.

Work on $56 million Jail Resumes

Design work recently resumed on a Calaveras County jail project after county officials gave the green light to the $56 million project that had been at a standstill for more than two months.

Proposed Jail Building Plan Could Cost Fresno County $3 Billion

County supervisors are examining funding alternatives for an overhaul of the jail system after consultants estimated the 3,000-bed replacement and expansion project could cost up to $3 billion.