Adelanto Detention Center Meets Demands of Realignment


(05/15/2013)
Initially designed to add 896 beds, the expansion of the Adelanto Detention Center will include an additional 1,368 to meet the demands of the California realignment act.
 

Will Florida Follow in California’s Path?


(12/12/2012)
Some counties in Florida are worried about a current proposal on the table that could shift about 5,600 inmates from state prisons to county jails.

California Report: End of Legislative Session Update

By Nick Warner and Danielle Higgs
(10/12/2012)
The California Legislature has concluded business for the year and Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 was Governor Brown’s deadline to act on all legislation pending on his desk for the 2012 legislative session.

California Realignment Picture Comes into Focus

By Joshua Sebold
(09/05/2012)
California became the primary guinea pig in the prison industry after federal judges ordered the cash-strapped state to reduce its prison population within two years, starting in May of 2011, due to unsafe levels of prison overcrowding, a ruling later upheld by the Supreme Court.

Pennsylvania Passes Prison Reform


(08/09/2012)
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 100 into law on July 9, 2012, after unanimous approval in both chambers of the legislature.

Ask The Warden


(07/11/2012)
Correctional News columnist Tony Turpin offers expert advice for the corrections industry. Turpin retired with 30 years of service with the Georgia Department of Corrections, beginning as a corrections officer in 1980 and finishing as a state supervisor. In 2007, Turpin became a founding partner and principal with Detention Management Group, and a principal with Southern and Associates.

New Solano County Jail to Help Balance Inmate Population

By Torrey Sims
(04/11/2012)
Solano County has design plans in hand for a new jail in Fairfield, Calif., which will help combat overcrowding in the county’s two other jail facilities. The county is currently seeking contracting bids for the project, which is slated for completion in 2014.

Realignment Impacts Space Issues for High Security Inmates


(03/21/2012)
In 2011, California passed several bills that called for prison realignment in the state as a way to cut costs in the budget, as well as cut California’s prison population.

Not All in Agreement Over Realignment


(01/11/2012)
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to move nonviolent criminals and parolees from state operated prisons to county facilities may put a strain on local services.

Prison Realignment Sparks Lively Debate

By Lisa Kopochinski
(12/21/2011)
It’s no surprise that AB109, California’s new inmate transfer bill — or “realignment” — is a contentious issue. Therefore, it was a pleasant surprise when tempers remained relatively calm at a recent conference in Sacramento on this very topic, allowing for a constructive debate to take place between invited panelists and those in attendance.