Georgia Jail Creates Nation’s First Veterans Dorm

Veterans returning home to Georgia may soon join other military members in a new dormitory reserved especially for them — in a jail.

Georgia Considers Policy Change For Non-Violent Offenders

Georgia could soon be following in the footsteps of other states in regards to prison realignment plans.

SteelCell Hosts Detention Facility Seminar

The Criminal Justice and Detention Facility Seminar at SteelCell of North America in Baldwin, Ga,. drew in guests from around the country to discuss key elements to contribute to the development of detention facilities.

Ga. Courthouse Wins LEED Gold

SPRINGFIELD. Ga. — Effingham County’s historical courthouse has been designated LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first building in the county and the first renovated courthouse in the state to achieve the designation.

Cobb Co. Approves Extra Courthouse Funds

Cobb County Commissioners in Georgia recently approved additional funds for the installation of security equipment in the county’s new $63 billion Superior Court building.

Partnership Awarded Chatham County Jail Project

Oldcastle Precast Modular and a Hunt/Mills joint venture will be providing the precast concrete prison cells and building components for the new $71 million, 330,000 square-foot expansion of the Chatham County Detention Center in Georgia.

Georgia DOC Looks to Lockdown Energy Usage

Work has begun on a new design-build retro-commissioning (RCx) project for the Georgia Department of Corrections across the state.

Hunt-Mills Submits Low Bid for Savannah Jail

Chatham County officials identified Hunt-Mills as the low-bidder for the proposed expansion of the approximately 1,500-bed county jail as all bids submitted came in tens of millions of dollars less than budgeted for the project.

Small County, Big Cost-Benefits

By Morgan Jones
There are 159 counties in Georgia, and more than 100 have populations of fewer than 30,000 residents. This was the case in Banks County, population 14,500, which struggled with a crowded, unsafe, linear jail built in the late 1960s.

Breaking New Ground

By Jay W. Schneider
One team's creative solutions to designing and building a 727,000-square-foot justice complex within a tight budget and a two-year time frame.