Texas Considers Cell Phone Jamming


(03/16/2011)
Texas prison authorities say they are considering jamming cell phones after an inmate used a contraband cell phone to escape from prison.

Texas County to Build New Jail


(01/03/2011)
Commissioners in Coryell County, Texas approved the construction of a new jail to help alleviate overcrowding. The current 92-bed capacity jail is approximately 50 beds short of the number needed to house the inmate population by 2027.

GEO Nabs Immigration Detainee Contract


(12/09/2010)
Private prison operator The GEO Group was awarded a contract for the housing of up to 600 immigration detainees by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service, or ICE.

Texas County Could Transfer Inmates


(11/12/2010)
Harris County officials may transfer up to 2,000 of its inmates outside county lines if a commissioners court approves a new plan to solicit bids from jailers next week, but it is unclear whether they will remain in Texas or be moved out of state.

A Sobering Solution


(09/13/2010)
An engineered clear-span design at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detoxification facility provides quick relief for the county's healthcare and correctional services.

Texas County Preps Psych Facility


(08/17/2010)
Montgomery County will construct a 100-bed secure psychiatric facility to house mentally ill offenders committed by state courts after county officials approved a contract with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

GEO and Cornell Announce Merger


(04/19/2010)
The GEO Group agreed a $685 million deal to acquire private corrections competitor Cornell Companies.

MTC Signs $383 Million Contract With Texas


(03/08/2010)
Under the terms of the contract, the Utah-based private prison operator and programming services provider will continue to operate the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility.

Study Proposes Expanded Mental Health Services


(12/04/2009)
Authorities should expand specialized interventions and programming to reduce the higher recidivism rates that exist among inmates with major mental illness, according to a University of Texas Medical Branch study.

More Than 8,000 Texas Inmates Diagnosed With Major Psychiatric Disorder


(12/03/2009)
Authorities should expand specialized interventions and programming to reduce the higher recidivism rates that exist among inmates with major mental illness, according to a University of Texas Medical Branch study.