WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates instructed in a memo last week for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) officials to either decline to renew the contracts for private prison operators…Read more
AUGUSTA, Maine — Months after U.S. Department of Justice reviewer Rod Miller warned that Maine’s county jail system was “possibly about to run over a cliff,” state lawmakers have resolved to find a correctional funding fix in their current session.Read more
NEW ORLEANS — The security failings of the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) are due to poor conditions of prison facilities, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman.Read more
WELCH, W.Va. — All the Federal Bureau of Prisons are required to have a recycling program, but the program at FCI-McDowell in Welch, W.Va., is receiving praise for going above and beyond — and creating savings for the facility.
The program started back in 2010 and has been creating a buzz around the facility and in the correctional industry.
“In the first quarter of this year  we’ve diverted 227,859 pounds of waste from the facility,” said M. Austin, recycling technician at McDowell.Read more