DETROIT — The Wayne County commission voted to move forward with the initial redesign phase of the Wayne County jail project in exchange for dropping lawsuits that the county filed against Dearborn, Mich.-based Ghafari Associates and Los Angeles-headquartered AECOM Services who were working on the 1,976-bed jail project.Read more
Socorro, N.M. — Socorro County Manager Delilah Walsh presented the results of a jail bond survey to the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting on Aug. 14. Based on county residents’ general approval of the jail bond issue, the board voted to place a $5 million bond on the November ballot.
As it stands, the county’s plan is to commit $1.5 million for the new jail from the general fund, then pay for the bond with an existing levy of 1.9 mills, which was previously used to refurbish the building which houses the District 7 court.Read more
DETROIT — When Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon was appointed in 2009, he and his executive team analyzed operations and determined the sheriff’s office could reap significant financial savings by consolidating its three existing jails.Read more