CLINTON, Iowa — Nearly 74 percent of Clinton County voters passed a $22 million bond referendum on May 3 that will fund the new Clinton County jail, sheriff’s administrative offices and a 911 emergency communications center.Read more
WASHINGTON — The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) announced the launch of the Green Corrections Challenge. The national competition asks participants to create environmentally friendly solutions to criminal justice problems in corrections, while also promoting innovation and encouraging the use of green practices and programming throughout the nation’s prisons, jails and community corrections facilities.
The challenge requires that entrants create a presentation (of 7 minutes or less), which addresses green corrections in one of the four following categories:
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — McLean County officials are considering three new housing options for mentally ill jail inmates. Following a report by the Justice Department’s National Institute of Corrections (NIC), a county committee is currently reviewing recommendations to expand its jail facilities and provide housing options that are in line with federal standards and regulations.Read more