MOORHEAD, Minn. — Law enforcement, justice and correctional facilities in Clay County, Minn., will soon be consolidated as the county prepares to construct a new jail and law enforcement center in Moorhead.Read more
PRINEVILLE, Ore. — Crook County’s Public Safety Advisory Committee presented conclusions from a report in late April that showed several convicted offenders in the county are currently free because of limited jail space in Prineville, and, therefore, building a new jail is the only solution to overcrowding.Read more
LIVINGSTON, Mich. — The Livingston County Board of Commissioners has approved construction contracts, as well as the issuing of up to $15 million in tax-exempt general obligation bonds, clearing the way for expansion at the county’s severely overcrowded jail. The expansion project will add a number of new beds to the chronically overwhelmed facility, increasing its bed capacity from 254 to 411.Read more
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After a 17-month construction process, Cumberland County officials recently celebrated the dedication of the expanded Cumberland County Detention Center.Read more
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Sheriff’s Office in Whatcom County is working hard to plan a new jail facility for the current overcrowded and outdated facility, which has been open since 1948.Read more
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The California Grand Jury is pushing for a change in Assembly Bill (AB) 109, or The Public Safety Realignment Act, from 2011. Overcrowding has become a major issue in San Bernardino County jails since AB 109 was established.Read more
VAN BUREN, Ark. — Crawford County Judge John Hall says he’ll ask for an election in March requesting funds for a new county jail.
The county has until the end of November to show progress in solving chronic jail overcrowding or faces the possibility of the jail being shut down by a review committee.Read more