Contractor Selected for Oren R. Fox Detention Center in California


(12/30/2015)
Work on the future medium-security Oren R. Fox Detention Facility in El Centro is inching closer to commencement.
 

Benton County Will Soon Seek Jail Expansion Bids


(12/29/2015)
lans are nearing completion for the construction of two much-needed expansions to the Benton County Jail in Bentonville.
 

Harford County Sheriff Seeks to Staff Jail Addition


(12/02/2015)
The Harford County Jail in Bel Air underwent a $32 million expansion four years ago, but one specific problem is keeping the jail from operating at its full capacity: Staffing. The Baltimore Sun reported on Nov. 27 that Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler has requested hiring an addition 36 new correctional officers to help put the currently unused expansion on line.
 

Dorchester County Jail to Open Four Months Ahead of Schedule

By Lindsey Coulter
(11/24/2015)
Time and money are two of the biggest obstacles to building new county jail facilities. However, the new 80,500-square-foot Dorchester County Detention Center in South Carolina, is on track for completion an impressive four months ahead of schedule, and rings in at a modest $19.1 million including site work.
 

Livingston County Jail Expansion Project Nears Milestone


(10/28/2015)
The first phase of construction on the expansion of the Livingston County Jail is now just days away from completion, and is anticipated to open in late November.
 

Construction Cleared for Johnson County Jail


(10/08/2015)
Johnson County, Texas finally received approval in late September to proceed with Phase I construction on its increasingly inadequate jail in Cleburne. The project will improve and modernize the 870-bed facility, built in 1989, expanding its capacity by more than 200 beds.
 

Audit Finds NDPS Built Oversized, Overpriced Jails


(10/08/2015)
A U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audit reported released in late September that the Navajo Nation in Window Rock spent $30 million more than necessary to build two oversized jails.
 

Orange County, N.C. Plans Sustainable Jail


(10/07/2015)
Orange County recently selected Moseley Architects of Charlotte, N.C., to design the new Orange County Detention Facility. The new jail aims to improve both energy efficiency and mental health care for inmates.
 

New Development in Wayne County Jail Project Saga


(09/09/2015)
Circuit Judge Vonda Evans dismissed criminal charges that had been brought against a Wayne County, Mich. attorney in relation to the abandoned Wayne County Jail construction project in downtown Detroit.

Santa Clara County to Seek Funding for New Jail


(08/26/2015)
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution on Aug. 11 to apply for state funding to support the construction of a new jail facility.