A ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony will be held on July 17 for the new Jackson Police Station in Jackson.Read more
Due to the coronavirus pandemic Cape Girardeau County’s new courthouse did not open on it scheduled date of April 1.Read more
JE Dunn Construction is partnering with DeWitt & Associates, Inc. to manage the construction of the Greene County Jail expansion project.Read more
Shipping containers and semi-trailers have also caught on in the industry of incarceration: In at least five countries, shipping containers have held inmates.Read more
Justice facility construction projects are complicated on many different levels. They are usually political minefields that must be navigated carefully to avoid public dissatisfaction, there are many stakeholders involved, and oftentimes a crisis is on hand or looming on the horizon.
The plan to build a new jail in Franklin County, Pa., was not exempt from any of the common hurdles, but a carefully planned strategy avoided any major problems while maintaining a high level of public support.Read more
It was built to confine the most troubled adolescents in the Pennsylvania criminal justice system, but designed to let the inmates perceive themselves as students.Read more