Q&A: Inside the Planning of New Institutions Training

By Lindsey Coulter
The Planning of New Institutions (PONI) training program hosted throughout the year by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) offers an in-depth look at the planning and preparation needed to ensure a successful correctional construction project.

McLean County Jail Moves Toward New Mental Health Unit

McLean County officials are considering three new housing options for mentally ill jail inmates.

The Management of Inmates: How to Avoid a Prison Break

By Chris Archer, Editor, IDGA.org
In September, there was an attempted jailbreak from the Mount Olive Correctional Complex in West Virginia. In this interview, Jennifer Ballard, director of programs, West Virginia Division of Corrections, highlights the challenges of managing the volume of prisoners in correctional facilities.