Construction continues on the new $15 million Dickinson County Jail and Courthouse project in Abilene, Kan., with most of the work being made underground at the present time.Read more
By Lisa Kopochinski OLATHE, Kan.—Construction remains well underway on Johnson County’s new 28-courtroom courthouse in Olathe, Kansas. The new courthouse—whichRead more
Former Larned Juvenile Superintendent Wendy Leiker has been appointed as the superintendent of the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC). KansasRead more
The Dickinson County Public Building Commission (PBC) on September 4 approved the issuance of $13.5 million in Kansas Public Commission Revenue Bonds in order to finance the construction of a new jail facility and renovation of an existing courthouse, according to the Abilene Reflector Chronicle.Read more
Dickinson County officials are moving forward with a $15 million project that will include the construction of a new jail and the renovation of the current courthouse.Read more
Accessibility is said to be the focal point of a new courthouse construction project currently underway in Johnson County. According to the Kansas City Star, the $193 million project is currently in the concept and design phase, with a number of partners on board, including the Johnson County commissioners, the City of Olathe, and Olathe’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board.Read more
Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the adjoining state of Kansas, inmates in the Johnson County Department of Corrections Adult Residential Center have a fast pass to join the construction industry as compensated skilled laborers building a variety of construction projects.Read more
CoreCivic, a private prison provider, has been awarded a 20-year lease agreement with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) for a 2,432-bed, 400,544-square-foot correctional facility to be developed in Lansing, Kan.Read more
The Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility in Wichita, Kan., recently underwent a massive upgrade.Read more
BOLIVAR, M.O. — The 30th Circuit Juvenile Detention Center in Bolivar will close no later than Jan. 1, 2012, the Supreme Court of Missouri announced recently.
Five other detention centers in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, Union and Warrensburg will also close as part of a plan approved by the Missouri Circuit Court Budget Committee.
The facilities serve an average of four or fewer juveniles each, or a cumulative average daily total of 18 juveniles, and employ a total of 63.775 full-time equivalent positions, according to reports.Read more