Ward County Jail on Track for 2018 Completion


(08/02/2016)
Construction on the much-needed expansion to the Ward County Jail in Minot is currently on track after breaking ground in April. The current 104-bed facility, built in 1981, continues to face overcrowding issues, holding up to at least 130 inmates at times.
 

Clinton County Voters OK New Jail & Law Center


(05/10/2016)
Nearly 74 percent of Clinton County voters passed a $22 million bond referendum on May 3 that will fund the new Clinton County jail, sheriff’s administrative offices and a 911 emergency communications center.
 

Pitkin County Jail to Install Digital Cameras, Become ADA Compliant


(03/22/2016)
Not only is the Pitkin County Jail in Aspen being constructed to become compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the project will also involve installing new digital cameras to replace a system that is more than a decade old.
 

Pitkin County Jail to Install Digital Cameras, Become ADA Compliant


(03/22/2016)
Not only is the Pitkin County Jail in Aspen being constructed to become compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the project will also involve installing new digital cameras to replace a system that is more than a decade old.
 

Senate Committee Authorization Could Impact PREA Penalties


(09/24/2014)
Several pieces of correctional legislation received support from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 18.

DHS Finalizes Prison Rape Regulation Standards


(03/18/2014)
The Department of Homeland Security has finalized comprehensive Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards to detect, prevent, reduce and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS immigration facilities.

States Alter System to Comply With Youthful Inmate Standard

By Audrey Arthur
(09/26/2013)
Massachusetts and Illinois are altering their juvenile justice and adult corrections departments in order to comply with the Youthful Inmate Standard of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Inmate Sexual Victimization Report Released

By Audrey Arthur
(05/29/2013)
Results from the Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of the nation’s correctional facilities find that 4 percent of state and federal prison inmates report being sexually victimized by other inmates or correctional staff. Approximately 3.2 percent of inmates in local jails reported one or more incidents of sexual victimization.