Okanagan Correctional Centre Readies for Inmates

The new 378-cell, high-security Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) located on 36 acres of the Osoyoos Indian Band Reserve north of Oliver, was completed on time and on budget in September.

Hawaii Correctional Officials Seek Sites for New Jail

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety recently issued a document outlining site requirements for the construction of a new jail facility in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The new facility will replace the island’s aging and outdated Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC), which has been plagued by overcrowding and inmate escapes in recent years.

Revised Alabama Prison Construction Bill Dies in State House

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s multi-million-dollar plan to build four new prisons across the state died on May 4 when the state House failed to vote on an amended version of the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act prior to its expiration time and the end of the Legislative session.

Alabama Lawmakers Approve $800 Million Prison Construction Plan

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s $800 million plan to build four new prisons across the state passed successfully through the state House of Representatives on April 28 after being approved by the Senate earlier last month.

CDCR Dedicates New Mule Creek State Prison Housing Facilities

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently dedicated two new housing facilities at Mule Creek State Prison, located in Ione in Amador County.

Alabama Initiative to Support Construction of Four New Prisons

In late February, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the introduction of the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act. The new legislation will provide for the construction of four modern and more efficient prison facilities for both male and female offenders.

Maryland Governor Hopes to Replace Vacant Detention Center

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced a plan that would level most of the vacant Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) complex, paving the way for the construction of a new and improved Baltimore Justice Center on the site. There, the governor hopes to erect a six-story facility to house both male and female inmates that will also include space for education and rehabilitative services.

Northumberland County Prison May Move to Plan B

While site work is already underway on land previously selected to house the new Northumberland County Prison, several county commissioners continue to seek more convenient alternatives.

Contractor Selected for Oren R. Fox Detention Center in California

Work on the future medium-security Oren R. Fox Detention Facility in El Centro is inching closer to commencement.

Tension Membrane Technology Used at Canadian Detention Center

Construction on the new Regional Intermittent Centre located on the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre campus in London is now nearing completion. The 112-bed project will span 25,000 square feet and help to address capacity issues, reduce contraband concerns and improve overall safety for both inmates and correctional staff.