Crowded Michigan Jail to Receive Third Expansion


(07/30/2014)
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners has approved construction contracts, as well as the issuing of up to $15 million in tax-exempt general obligation bonds, clearing the way for expansion at the county’s severely overcrowded jail.

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.

Whatcom County Faces Issues with Overcrowding


(09/25/2013)
The Sheriff’s Office in Whatcom County is working hard to plan a new jail facility for the current overcrowded and outdated facility, which has been open since 1948. The existing jail, designed to hold 390 inmates, is facing significant overcrowding issues related to the county’s significant growth in the last 30 years and increased recidivism. Because of this overcrowding, many inmates with minor charges have been released early to free up space for other inmates who need to serve time.
 

Realignment: Still Heavy Topic for California Corrections

By Maggie Ryan
(07/17/2013)
The California Grand Jury is pushing for a change in Assembly Bill (AB) 109, or The Public Safety Realignment Act, from 2011. Overcrowding has become a major issue in San Bernardino County jails since AB 109 was established. The law was enacted in order to combat the unconstitutional overcrowding and inadequate health care in California state prisons, as decreed by a federal ruling, but overcrowding is now an issue in county jails.
 

Crawford County Officials Consider Tax Vote to Fund New Jail


(09/19/2012)
Crawford County Judge John Hall says he'll ask for an election in March requesting funds for a new county jail.