After a request by the city’s Department of Corrections (DOC) for greater control over the flow of contraband, the New York City’s Board of Correction (BOC) is considering strict new mail and visitation rules [PDF] for its jails. The request comes after a recent increase in violence due to the proliferation of
Texas is considering granting childcare licenses to immigrant family detention centers in order to bring them into compliance with a federal court order.
Moody’s cited volatility among Corizon Health Service’s contracts and confusion regarding the status of company’s agreement with Florida.
California fails to take advantage of opportunities to reduce their inmate population, according to an annual report published by prison reform group Californians United For A Responsible Budget (CURB). This trend occurs in spite of the fact that California voters passed Proposition 47 last year to reduce the number of people incarcerated
If St. Louis chooses to privatize healthcare at the Buzz Westfall Detention Center and Family Court Juvenile Justice Center, the county could end up announcing a deal with a contractor any day now. According to documents obtained by Shadowproof, St. Louis “anticipates selection of an apparent successful proposer at the beginning of October
About one month after two inmates died in one week at the Henderson County Jail in Tennessee, the county issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) [PDF] for a new jail medical contract. Henderson County Jail had a contract with Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH) at the time of the deaths—a company which has
High school public safety officers employed by the Birmingham Police Department (BPD) in Alabama violated the constitutional rights of students by using pepper spray against them “unnecessarily” and then failing to adequately decontaminate the children, according to a decision by US District Court Judge Abdul K. Kallon. The ruling in the class action lawsuit brought by eight Birmingham City School
A bipartisan criminal justice reform bill introduced in the Senate last week includes changes to mandatory minimum sentences for low level drug offenses.
With St. Louis jails disproportionately filled with blacks and other populations underserved by health care, the move could prove disastrous for inmates.
Only 15.4% of detainees with mental health disorders receive treatment. 31% of former youth prisoners were not sure where to go for treatment.