Prison and Jail Construction Report Gives Snapshot of Industry

A recent report by Los Angeles-based IBISWorld, Prison and Jail Construction in the U.S., describes the current state of the industry and projections for the future.

Report Finds Prison Video Visitation Policies Can Benefit Children

The jail in Washington, D.C., recently began to allow family members to visit inmates by video conference.

$5 Million Jail Bond Heads to New Mexico Voters in November

Socorro County Manager Delilah Walsh presented the results of a jail bond survey to the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting on Aug. 14.

Cherokee County: Out With the Old

By Lisa Kopochinski
The new Cherokee County Justice Center in North Carolina is a welcome addition to the community since replacing the previous antiquated 90 year old structure.

A Passion for the Perfect Design

By Torrey Sims
The design of a new California jail is one woman’s passion and potentially an architect’s greatest challenge.

Q&A: Dr. Dora Schriro, Innovative and Always Pro Public

Dr. Dora Schriro is commissioner of the New York Department of Correction. She was appointed to her position by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to direct New York City’s 13,500-inmate jail system in September 2009.

Ariz. Sheriff Awarded For Jail Health Program

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — The National Association of Counties (NACo) selected Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh as a 2011 recipient of its national Courthouse award. The purpose of the award is to profile elected county officials who have improved the lives of citizens through outstanding governance and strong leadership.

“Cashless Jail” Companies Expand Partnership

DETROIT - Continental Prison Systems Inc., dba EZ Card and Kiosk, and Canteen Services of Michigan, recently expanded their strategic partnership to allow EZ Card and Kiosk to deploy its "cashless jail" solutions in several county jail facilities throughout Michigan.

Report: U.S. Jail Population Continues to Decline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. jail inmate population has declined for the second consecutive year, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics announced.

W.Va. Jail Chief Could Be Fired

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The chief of operations for the state Regional Jail Authority may be fired after a court hearing for his aggravated DUI arrest is held in late June.