FCI Danbury Prison Being Converted to House Males

By Maggie Ryan
(07/17/2013)
The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, which currently houses female inmates, is being converted into a men’s prison. The facility was originally meant to house only males when it was constructed in the 1940s. It housed numerous high-profile individuals, such as anti-Vietnam War activist Rev. Daniel Berrigan, Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy, Unification Church founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon and former Waterbury Mayor Joseph Santopietro.
 

Federal Government Reviewing Solitary Confinement Practices


(02/15/2013)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons recently agreed to conduct a comprehensive review of solitary confinement practices in its correctional facilities to determine the monetary and public safety repercussions of the current policy.

Inmate-to-Inmate Phone Calls Found to Be a Significant Security Threat


(05/17/2012)
JLG Technologies and Inmate Calling Solutions (ICSolutions), a Keefe Group Company, recently developed new technology that can detect every time an inmate at a correctional facility communicates with another inmate — whether at another facility, within the same facility, different facilities under the same agency or inmates in different states, assuming both facilities have the technology.

Recycling Efforts Recognized at FCI-McDowell


(04/04/2012)
All the Federal Bureau of Prisons are required to have a recycling program, but the program at FCI-McDowell in Welch, W.Va., is receiving praise for going above and beyond — and creating savings for the facility.

Prison Receives National Award

By Torrey Sims
(02/09/2012)
The Design-Build Institute of America recently presented a national merit award to the Federal Correctional Institution-Berlin project for the construction and completion of the 678,000-square-foot Berlin facility in New Hampshire.

Leavenworth Could Be Site for Future Prison


(12/21/2011)
Leavenworth could be the home to a new federal prison if all inspections go according to plan. The project is currently in its preliminary stages and a draft EIR with a 45-day comment window has recently been submitted. No additional comments will be accepted for review after Jan. 3, 2012.

New Alabama Federal Prison Nears Completion


(11/23/2011)
Construction on the new federal prison outside Aliceville is nearly complete.