What’s cooking with correctional food service? Here’s just a sampling of recent dining doings at prisons and jails around the U.S.Read more
A food service breakthrough has just taken place at a correctional center in the Golden State. Avenal State Prison (ASP) can now “Eat Fresh!” thanks to an initiative supported by the Office of Employee Wellness (OEW).Read more
TOPEKA, Kan. — States throughout the U.S. are experiencing record high incarceration rates — including Kansas. The state’s Department of Corrections is addressing the issue and working on predicting where more problems could lie in the future.
There are currently 8,635 inmates housed in Kansas and the number continues to grow. The average men’s jail exceeds capacity by over 250 inmates and women’s facilities are reaching capacity quickly.Read more
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state Department of Corrections has narrowed its site selection search to the three most suitable sites for a new prison reception center, with Mason County at the top of the list.
The proposed $167 million, 365,000-square-foot facility would employ over 500 people.
The locations that will move forward in the selection process are located near the Washington Corrections Center outside Shelton, south of the Bremerton Airport.Read more
CONNELL, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Corrections recently completed the largest correctional facility construction project ever undertaken in the state. Built in Connell, a small town in arid eastern Washington, the medium-security Coyote Ridge Corrections Center spans 564,000 square feet and includes 2,048 new beds.
BREMERTON, Wash. — The city of Bremerton is among several Western Washington cities vying to host a 1,000-bed state corrections facility to be used as a short-term reception center housing inmates in between sentencing and long-term incarceration.
David Overton, who owns property within the South Kitsap Industrial Area, proposed the project earlier this week to the Bremerton City Council, whose backing he needs in order to move ahead with the $167 million facility.Read more