Like a lot of counties in rural Appalachia, Ross County, Ohio has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, which is affecting life in jails.Read more
HDR is slated to work with expert stakeholders through the Youth Justice Redevelopment Project team of Victoria, Australia, to develop the design and master plan for a new Youth Justice Center.Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California may slash $4.1 billion in construction plans, bring back inmates housed in other states and close one of its costliest facilities.
The plan would reduce general fund spending on prisons to 7.5 percent from 11 percent, under a proposal unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown and the Corrections and Rehabilitation Department. The $4.1 billion is part of a $7.7 billion bond plan approved in 2007 to build more prisons as a way to ease crowding.Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a statement following the release by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) of “The Future of California Corrections: A Blueprint to Save Billions of Dollars, End Federal Court Oversight, and Improve the Prison System.”
WASHINGTON — High-standing officials, including U.S. Supreme Court justices, have come forward to demand the review and reform of executions throughout the United States.Read more