Update on New Funding for Jail Construction Across U.S.

By Lindsey Coulter
Voters across the United States took to their polling places Nov. 8 to determine the outcome of races, initiatives and amendments large and small; a number of which focused on funding correctional and justice construction projects. Correctional News has compiled a brief round up of successful local-level efforts across the nation to fund both new projects and improvements to correctional and justice facilities.

Treanor Architects to Research Douglas County Jail Needs

The Douglas County Commission hired locally based Treanor Architects to research what specific needs must be met if the county jail were to be expanded.

Georgia Detention Facility Awarded LEED Certification

The new Douglas County Adult Detention and Law Enforcement Center has recently earned LEED certification. Gary Retel at HOK Architects of Atlanta presented the honor to Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller earlier this fall.

Building a Civic Presence on the Kansas Plains

By Morgan Jones
Contemporary correctional architecture tends to favor nondescript buildings that often resemble warehouses. Although communities invest heavily in those jails, correctional facilities often are excluded from the American city's sense of civic pride. One of the exceptions to the rule is the new Douglas County Jail in Lawrence, Kansas.