New York Budget Proposal Includes Prison Closures

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new budget proposal recommends his state should close two correctional facilities because of a lack of cost effectiveness in their operations.

Goldman Sachs Changes the Jail Industry

As is so often the case, Goldman Sachs is on the cutting edge of an innovation that alternatively excites, fascinates and concerns people.

States Projected to Spend Big on Construction

The Rose Report has recently issued its 2012 corrections construction projections for projects in the U.S, and many states have big plans.

RicciGreene Planner Takes Holistic Approach to Corrections

By Katherine Alvarez
Every time Laura Maiello-Reidy visits a new locale, she selects some indigenous material or symbolic memento to incorporate into her beadwork,

N.Y. DOC Pharmacy Could Save Taxpayers Millions

The New York Department of Corrections’ new automated central pharmacy is on schedule to be completed next spring and DOC officials predict it will save taxpayers $1.5 million a year.

N.Y. County Awards $24.5 Million Inmate Medical Contract

Correctional Medical Care Inc. will take over health care at Onondaga County’s three correctional facilities beginning in December.

NYC Scales Back Jails Master Plan

The New York City Department of Correction ditched plans to double the size of a proposed new jail in Brooklyn as corrections officials unveiled a revised master plan designed to right-size municipal detention facilities.

Bridging the Gap

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
A new $47 million municipal courthouse and police headquarters in Niagara Falls, N.Y., was awarded LEED certification by the USGBC in December.

N.Y. Revises Rockefeller Drug Laws to Emphasize Treatment

The state assembly has revised the Rockefeller Drug Laws, which established mandatory-minimum prison sentences, to expand drug treatment programs and give judges more discretion to decide on probation, treatment or prison sentences for drug offenders.