A U.S. Census Bureau report shows correctional construction declined the most of all other major spending categories over the last decade, from an $8 billion zenith in November 2008 to the current amount of $4.6 billion.Read more
BOULDER, Colo. — The California Department of Corrections and the Division of Adult Parole Operations has hired Geo Community Reentry Services, a division of Boca Raton, Fla.-based The Geo Group, to operate four intensive parolee reentry centers.
The centers, located in San Diego, Santa Ana, Pomona and French Camp, will serve more than 1,000 inmates annually.Read more
Slowly but surely, criminal justice science is undergoing a shift in modern America. While it’s long been acknowledged that reform is the optimal outcome of incarceration, this principle has yet to be uniformly recognized in the physical forms of adult detention facilities.Read more
SAN DIEGO — San Diego Superior Court judges will begin sending low-level felony offenders to county jail instead of state prison in October, but some say the state’s decision to require local jails to house nonviolent criminals will be done at a cost.
County officials say they will receive less money to house the inmates than they had anticipated.Read more