Santa Clara County Moves Forward with Jail Plan

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last month to take steps toward the construction of a new jail in San Jose. They agreed to move forward with design work required in order to compete with other counties for part of the $500 million in jail funding from the state, which should be granted later this year.

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New Hampshire Rejects Privatization Bids

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire has dropped its bid to build private prisons for state inmates after an evaluation of the four proposed companies posed concerns of security and failure to meet state compliance, the state announced last week.

MGT of America, a Tallahassee-based consulting company, released a report detailing the evaluation of bids from Corrections Corporation of America, The Geo Group, Management and Training Corporation and The Hunt Group.

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