Construction continues on a project that will preserve a small piece of North Carolina’s history—a 100-year-old cast iron bell that first hung outside the courthouse nearly a century ago.Read more
Moseley Architects of Raleigh, N.C., has been tapped to design Moore County’s new courthouse.Read more
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House of Representatives and Senate have approved a pilot program that would provide inmates with mental illnesses with additional resources in social, clinical, housing and welfare services in the first weeks after release.Read more
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is making efforts to increase mental health care services in order to address the rising number of nonviolent inmates with mental illnesses and reduce recidivism of those inmates.
Senator Joan Huffman, R-Houston, has developed a pilot program to be carried out in Harris County Jail, which, Hauffman said, is regarded as Texas’ largest mental health facility.Read more
NEW YORK — The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) released a policy brief on Sept. 25, 2012, highlighting a number of states reporting significant, reductions in recidivism.Read more
PORTER, Texas — The Rose Report has recently issued its 2012 corrections construction projections for projects in the U.S, and many states have big plans.Read more
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Walker County’s Commissioner’s Court took preliminary steps toward repairing or replacing its jail in mid-February after receiving a feasibility study on its existing facility from Burns Architecture LLC. The county will next organize public forums and invite comments on whether to hold a bond election or issue certificates of obligation.Read more
HOUSTON, Texas — The Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission are being replaced by a new agency intended to bring positive changes to the department.
The new agency is still in its initial phases and looking for a new executive director who will be appointed next month. The two agencies will be molded into one overall department that will account for all juvenile offenders in the state of Texas.Read more
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa was able to restore its prison system after letting the prison population get out of hand in the 1970s — but now is falling back into dangerously familiar territory.Read more