Georgia Expands Educational Opportunities for Inmates

The state of Georgia is taking inmate education seriously. Building on the success of a pilot program that offered inmates at the Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto, Ga. the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas, correctional officials are now working to take the initiative statewide.

Hall County to Debut New Correctional Facility

A new home for the Hall County Correctional Institute is scheduled to debut in November. Plans for a new facility have been in the works for about five years now, and construction finally started in March 2014.

How Secure Are Those Cell Doors?

By Larry Latimer, Senior Construction Manager, Rosser International
Detention cell doors are among the simplest and most reliable security feature of jails and prisons. The basic design of a swinging cell door lock has changed very little in the past century.

CCA to Build 1,150-bed Georgia Prison

Corrections Corp. of America will expand operations in Georgia after state corrections officials awarded the contract to build and operate a new $57 million prison to the Tennessee-based company.