DBIA Recognizes Three Correctional Facilities for 2012

By Ahavah Revis
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) 2012 Award Winners have been made public, for the first time ever, in advance of its annual conference, scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.

New Orleans Officials Vote for Smaller Jail

The New Orleans City Council has voted unanimously to pass an ordinance authorizing the construction of a new jail that is much smaller than what had previously been planned.

Rebuilding Corrections in New Orleans

By Matthew Crawford
Work began earlier this year on a kitchen/warehouse facility that will serve as the central hub and foundation for a the New Orleans corrections system.

Bossier Parish Maximum Security Jail

By Matthew Crawford
When Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, it created immense damage to anything unfortunate enough to be in its path, but it was the subsequent flooding that wreaked the most havoc on those that remained in the city. The city’s correctional facilities, although built to withstand hurricane-force winds, were also subjected to widespread damage.