Maine Jail Bill Wins Support


(04/17/2014)
A bill that would grant greater authority to the Maine State Board of Corrections has won initial approval in both the House and Senate.

Illinois’ Thomson Prison to Reopen


(03/19/2014)
After sitting empty for four years, the Thomson Correctional Center (TCC) in northwest Illinois finally has an estimated reopening date.

Ohio Increases Prison Spending, Decreases Recidivism


(03/19/2014)
Increased staff and rehabilitative programs could soon be added to Ohio correctional facilities thanks to Gov. John Kasich’s mid-biennium budget.

Colorado DOC Requests Funds for New Inmate Tracking System


(01/29/2014)
Nearly $20 million is needed the complete a long overdue replacement of Colorado’s prison tracking system, according to Colorado correctional officials.

California Judges Issue New Order in Prison Population Debate


(01/22/2014)
Despite extensive negotiations, California Governor Jerry Brown and attorneys representing a group of prison inmates have yet to reach an agreement on how to reduce the state’s prison population. This impasse prompted the three-judge panel appointed to mediate the months-long talks released a brief statement on the matter on Jan. 13.

California Counties Learn Correction Funding Fate


(12/18/2013)
Fifteen California counties will soon benefit from a $500 million investment in correctional construction projects.