DeKalb County Anticipates Jail Expansion

A proposed $32 million expansion of the DeKalb County Jail in Sycamore reached a significant milestone in May when the county’s Jail Solution Committee announced it was preparing a list of funding recommendations.

Funding Disputes Keep Washington State Jail Empty

The $45 million Accountability and Restitution Center (ARC) in Tumwater has now sat empty for more than four years. Although upkeep on the facility costs the county roughly $430,000 annually, Thurston County commissioners and Sheriff John Snaza continue to disagree on how to properly fund the facility’s opening, forcing the county to rely on its increasingly inadequate 1970s-era jail facility.

Wilkes County Dedicates New Jail

Wilkes County correctional officials celebrated the dedication of a new 58,000-square-foot jail on Oct. 22.

Escambia County to Relocate Decimated Jail

Escambia County officials have announced plans to replace the Central Booking and Detention Facility in West Pensacola, which was destroyed by a natural gas explosion in April.

Wake County Correctional Facilities Go Green

The Wake County Detention Center expansion project and new Justice Center in Raleigh have both achieved LEED Silver status.