New York City to Spend $130 Million for Mentally Ill Inmates

On Monday, Dec. 1, New York City announced that they plan to spend $130 million in order to change the way its criminal justice system handles mentally ill inmates.

Key Topics Discussed at IDGA’s Prison and Correctional Facilities Summit

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) recently concluded its Prisons and Correctional Facilities Summit in Washington D.C. The conference welcomed 100 high-end individuals from both government and industry to attend seminars and try to answer questions that are pressing many in the industry.

Pa. Lawmakers Calling For Fewer Prisons

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pennsylvania needs to stop building new prisons, lower its inmate population by using alternative sentencing options for nonviolent offenders and reverse a trend that has tripled its per-inmate spending over the past three decades, according to Auditor General Jack Wagner.

Maine Could Save $19M With Corrections Consolidation

Efforts to reduce state prison costs under a jail consolidation law will save taxpayers more than $19.2 million between 2009 and 2013, according to officials.

Md. Considers Releasing Inmates to Save Money

State legislators are considering cost-cutting ideas that include releasing enough inmates to close a prison in Maryland.