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Alabama Plans Move Ahead with Mega Prison Plans Despite Bond Sale Shortfall

Alabama officials said June 30 that they will move forward with plans to build two supersize prisons, despite a bond sale falling more than $200 million short amid a volatile market and pressure from activists....


Big-D Construction, Kitchel Finish $1 Billion Prison Project

Work has wrapped up on the new Utah State Correction Facility (USCF), the largest construction project ever undertaken by the state of Utah. The Utah State Prison Relocation project, comprised of 35 buildings and 1.35 million sq....


Alabama Official Says State on 'Sound Footing' With Prison Construction Plan

An Alabama finance official said recently that the state is on "sound footing" moving forward with an ambitious prison construction plan that will see some $1.3 billion spent building modern corrections facilities....


Six Construction Teams to Bid on Building Four Jails to Replace New York's Rikers Island

In the last days of his administration in late December, former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that six teams of development and construction companies had been chosen to bid to develop the four borough-based jails planned to replace the city jail on Rikers Island....


Former Hocking County Prison to Undergo Updates

Annette Chambers-Smith announced Dec. 13 that ODRC is moving forward with plans to renovate its former prison near Nelsonville. The Hocking Correctional Unit, which has been closed since 2018, will be repurposed into a day-treatment facility for misdemeanor offenders and a female-only jail operated by the Hocking County Sheriff's Office....


Alabama Gov. Ivey Signs $1.3B Prison Construction Legislation

Gov. Kay Ivey on Oct. 1 signed bills authorizing the construction of at least two new state prisons that combined could incarcerate more than 8,000 people. Her signature was added to the bills soon after the Alabama Legislature approved the measures....


Alabama Considers New Prison Construction Projects

House and Senate lawmakers in Alabama met informally Sept. 8 to discuss the latest version of a Republican plan to build three new prisons in the state, before renovating some existing facilities and closing four others....


Alabama Governor Wants to Build a Trio of Mega Prisons

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recently announced plans to move forward with state leasing of three privately built mega prisons that would begin construction next year. She described the move as a step toward overhauling an understaffed and violence-plagued prison system beset by years of federal criticism....


At Nearly $1B, New Correctional Facility to Be Largest in U.S.

In Salt Lake City, construction crews are individually installing prefabricated cells, as work continues on a new prison that could cost $900 million to complete. The new Utah Correctional Facility will replace the current lockup in Draper, Utah....


State Seeks Developers for New Men's Prisons

The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for developers interested in building three men's prisons that the state would then lease from private owners. News outlets reported responses for the DOC's request for expressions of interest were due April 10....






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