N.C. Budget Proposal Includes Closing Five State Prisons

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory recently put forth his proposed state budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which includes closing five state prisons.

Jail Becomes Flagship Site for Solar Energy

The New Hanover County Jail is in the midst of installing solar panels in order to reduce energy costs at the facility.

Cherokee County: Out With the Old

By Lisa Kopochinski
The new Cherokee County Justice Center in North Carolina is a welcome addition to the community since replacing the previous antiquated 90 year old structure.

New LEED Gold Justice Facility Set to Open in NC

The recent trend in construction is to “go green” and now the first LEED Gold justice facility in the Eastern United States is set to open in Wentworth, N.C. Moseley Architects and its Charlotte, N.C., office designed the 175,400-square-foot Judicial Center in Wentworth to meet LEED Gold standards.

New Hospital and Mental Health Facility Come Online in Raleigh

By Ahavah Revis
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction, opened its new $180 million regional medical center and mental health facility on the grounds of the oldest prison in the state, Central Prison, which dates back to 1884. These adjoining buildings replace outdated medical buildings built in the 1960s and 1970s, respectively.

A Different Kind of Jail

By Lisa Kopochinski
The unique design at North Carolina’s new $10 million lockup allows for better inmate manageability on its tight sight.

N.C. County May Close Last Prison Farm

Guilford County leaders are considering closing the Guilford County Prison Farm, the last such farm in the state, to reduce costs.

N.C. County Resurrecting Historic Courthouse

Plans were recently introduced to rebuild the historic Chatham County Courthouse will that was severely damaged in a fire last year.

N.C. Youth Center Closing Due to Budget Crisis

Officials announced this week they will be closing Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center and Woodson Wilderness Challenge program to cut costs.

New Law Allows N.C. Probation Officers to Carry Firearm

Probation officers in North Carolina used to traveling unarmed are now packing .40 caliber heat when calling on their caseloads, thanks to legislative reforms