Indiana Prison Honored for Recycling

The Putnamville Correctional Facility near Greencastle has been honored as “Organization of the year” by an environmental organization for recycling 10 tons a month of cans, bottles, paper, plastic wrappers and other material.

A LEED Lockup

By Lisa Kopochinski
The new $92.5 million military prison at Fort Levenworth, Kan., pushes the envelope for sustainable design in correctional facilities.

N.C. Jail Earns LEED Silver

The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded Transylvania County's new public safety facility LEED Silver certification to mark a significant green building milestone for the county and the state.

Alcatraz Goes Solar With 1,360 Panels

The former federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island will once again play a role in removing harmful elements from the community after plans emerged for a solar energy system that will reduce carbon emissions from “the Rock.”

FBOP Goes Solar

A minimum-security federal prison outside Denver will soon house a 23,000-square-foot solar field.

Pipe Down

By Shawn Bush
Correctional facilities look for ways to reduce water usage.