Pennsylvania Tries New Anti-Recidivism Strategy

YORK, Pa. — York County Prison is serving as the location of a pilot program designed to improve recidivism by transferring state inmates to county lockups before they are released.

Ariz. Prison To Begin Housing Inmates Again

Arizona Department of Corrections director Charles Ryan announced the ADC will begin filling empty beds at the privately operated prison in Kingman.

Trailer Possibly Used To Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

A horse trailer may have been used to smuggle a large quantity of drugs into a Maple Ridge prison.

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.

Pa. Governor Halts Prison Project

By Helen Christophi
In an abrupt move, Gov. Tom Corbettt's administration scrapped plans for a $200 million prison construction project in Fayette County.

Mich. County Renews Prison Contracts at Higher Cost

Feeding inmates at the Leelanau County Jail is about to get more expensive. The per-meal cost will increase by 63 percent because the number of inmates is much lower than expected.

Arizona DOC Reissues 5,000-bed Prison RFP

The Arizona Department of Corrections has reissued a Request for Proposals for the construction and management of 5,000 minimum-to-medium security prison beds.

W. Va. To Fix Prison Parole Law

A bill to correct last year’s legislation fast-tracking parole hearings in hopes of reducing state prison overcrowding remained on pace Monday to become the first bill passed in the 2011 regular session.

South Dakota Prison Under Construction

Construction is under way on South Dakota’s newest prison in Rapid City after years of planning and a lawsuit that ended up before the state Supreme Court.

South Korea Segregates Foreigners

South Korea to house foreign nationals in 1,230-bed purpose-built prison.