Escambia County to Relocate Decimated Jail


(07/29/2014)
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.

Elko County Names Jail Construction Manager


(06/10/2014)
Following an April vote to allocate $3.6 million to construction of a new jail wing, Elko County commissioners have selected Ormaza Construction to complete a much-needed building expansion.

DeSoto Supervisors Green Light Jail Addition


(05/28/2014)
DeSoto County supervisors recently approved the second phase of construction on the DeSoto County jail, which will include space for 268 new inmates.

Opponents Rally Against California Jail Expansion


(05/21/2014)
Following the May 13 release of Governor Jerry Brown’s revised state budget, advocacy groups are speaking out against Brown’s plan to funnel $500 million into jail expansion.

Kalamazoo Jail Anticipates June Opening


(04/16/2014)
The second of two major expansions to the Kalamazoo County Jail is now on track for a June 2014 opening. The first 75,000-square-foot addition to the main jail structure opened in spring 2013, adding more than 90 cells to the chronically crowded facility. Upon completion of this final phase, the jail additions will comprise 58 two-person cells, 20 four-person cells and 15 cells dedicated for medical use.

Tribe Dedicates New Public Safety Complex


(02/26/2014)
On Feb. 21 the Nisqually Indian Tribe dedicated a new, culturally sensitive public safety complex on the Nisqually Reservation.

Two Arizona Communities Consider Joint Jail


(02/12/2014)
A new partnership between the Gilbert Police Department and Chandler Police Department could potentially result in thousands in annual savings for each community.

Cumberland County Dedicates New Jail Expansion


(02/05/2014)
After a 17-month construction process, Cumberland County officials recently celebrated the dedication of the expanded Cumberland County Detention Center. The roughly $15 million project wrapped up last month, and correctional staff began moving inmates into the new and improved facility immediately following the dedication.

New Lowell Judicial Center Will Aim for LEED Platinum


(01/02/2014)
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently approved a $1 million investment in the design and planning of the new energy-efficient Lowell Judicial Center. The existing facility, which is the fifth busiest district court in the state for criminal cases, has long been in need of repairs, and current conditions have been described as “deplorable,” according to a statement by Rep. David Mangel (D-Lowell).

Commissioners Recommend New Jail After BCDC Scandal


(12/18/2013)
Cell phone scramblers, improved officer screenings and a new $553 million jail are several ways Maryland officials hope to improve the scandal-mired Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC).