A new 800-bed jail for Oregon’s Jackson County will come with a price of $166 million, according to a report in the Mail Tribune, which said that a new tax would generate up to $100 million of the price, with the remainder covered by Jackson County itself.Read more
Lane County is currently seeking $94 million in state funding for the construction of a new courthouse that would replace its current aging facility originally built 60 years ago.Read more
The Multnomah County Central Courthouse project in Portland continues on schedule and on budget as construction progresses for the 17-story, 450,000-square-foot development.Read more
In Benton County, Ore., an evaluation of the existing criminal justice infrastructure has begun.Read more
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. — Another try has been given to build a new Adult Detention Center for Jackson County. On Oct. 1, supervisors approved a contract The Goldberg Group of St. Joseph, Mo., to design the new Jackson County Adult Detention Center.
In August, the supervisors ended their deal with Pryor & Morrow Architects and Engineers, which had held the jail contract for years and been paid $1.2 million for their design work on the brick-and-mortar jail that was scrapped, according to The Mississippi Press.Read more
FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County Adult Detention Center in Maryland is joining the growing list of prisons that are going green.
The 400-inmate jail is in the process of adding a solar energy array as part of a previously planned project to replace the roof. The solar panel installation is being managed by Solar Energy Services, while Citiroof Corporation is conducting the roof replacement part of the project.Read more
NATCHEZ, Miss. — Corrections Corporation of America will bring the recently completed Adams County Correctional Facility on line this year to house illegal-immigrant offenders for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
CCA announced the opening of the 2,232-bed Adams County Correctional Facility after winning an FBOP contract to house up to 2,567 federal inmates.Read more