Dutchess County Jail Anticipates New Temporary Housing

Two new temporary housing units approved for use at the chronically overcrowded Dutchess County Jail in Poughkeepsie are now set to open in May. The units will improve care and services for county inmates, streamline the judicial system and result in a considerable cost savings, addressing a correctional housing problem the county has grappled with for more than 20 years.

North Dakota County Begins Jail Expansion Process

Following the approval of a $24 million bond proposal, Ward County, N.D., commissioners in Minot are now meeting with financial professionals to begin the borrowing process for a new 100-bed jail expansion. The project will more than double the size of the existing facility and received considerable community support.

Grand County Jail to Undergo Review

Grand County, Utah officials on Feb. 17 entered into a contract with Salt Lake City-based architectural firm Archiplex Group to review the county’s current jail, according to The Times Independent.

San Mateo County Facility to Receive Security Upgrades

Following a 4-1 vote by the San Mateo County Board of Directors, Maguire Correctional Facility will undergo more than $5 million in safety renovations and improvements. The upgrades will help to integrate video visitation and will include an overall systems modernization.

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.

Precast Complete on New Reno County Facility

On August 25, Oldcastle Modular set the last precast concrete cell module for the new $29 million Reno County Correctional Facility expansion, completing the precast portion of the facility and marking a significant milestone for the project.

Wilkes County Dedicates New Jail

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

Detroit Commissioners Vote Against Jail Relocation

Wayne County Commissioners have scrapped plans to relocate the county’s jail to the vacant Mound Road Correctional Facility by a vote of 12-3. The Oct. 16 decision will narrow the board’s focus to either completing the half-finished downtown jail or renovating other existing correctional facilities.

Construction on Wayne County Jail Could Restart

Work on the stalled Wayne County Jail on Gratiot Street in downtown Detroit could soon restart, according to The Detroit News.