Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 6, November/December

Blocking Cell Phones in the Cell Block
The cell phone situation is only getting worse. Daily news stories describe how smuggled cellular contraband remains one of the greatest threats to security and public safety that the corrections industry has ever faced. Advancements in smartphones that...
Congress near to Passing "Death in Custody" Bill to Assess Problems
Los Angeles TimesLegislation that would make it more difficult to cover up causes of deaths in jails, prisons, and private detention centers appears poised to pass Congress after years of unreported abuse, particularly in facilities housing immigration...
Going the Green Mile
The cost of operations, a continuously growing prison population, aging infrastructure and a seemingly endless down economy have impacted corrections in numerous ways. A correctional facility is essentially a town, and towns never shut down. Certain...
Innovative Programs
Oct. 25, 2011, marked the first day that Merced County, Calif., began using a 1.4 megawatt solar array for power at correctional facilities located near El Nido.The two triangular arrays feature 6,272 solar panels located next to the John Latorraca Correctional...
New Correctional, Detention, Mental Health & Justice Centers
CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTERProject Location: Cleveland, OhioOwner: Cuyahoga County Board of CommissionersSize: 630,000 square feetSite area: 16 acresTotal Project Cost: $183 millionType of construction: NewType of Facility: Juvenile justice...
Oregon Bans Death Penalty until 2015
Associated PressOregon Governor John Kitzhaber imposed a moratorium on the death penalty for the remainder of his term, saying he's morally opposed to capital punishment and has long regretted allowing two men to be executed in the 1990s. Kitzhaber's...
They're Small but They Pack a Punch
Using kiosks in correctional facilities isn't exactly new in the last few years, but more and more facilities are seeing the benefits with implementing this newer technology. Current kiosk features and benefits run the gamut from booking to release,...
Video and Web-Based Services
Correctional administrators, looking for more cost effective ways to improve the safety and efficiency of inmate management, are turning more often to the use of video and web-based systems to offer such services as video visitation, video arraignments...
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