Yes, In My Backyard

TOWN HALL CONVENES TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF VACANT IOWA PENITENTIARY

A question lingering around Lee County for some time is what’s going to happen to the current Fort Madison prison when inmates are moved to the new facility. That was the topic of a town […]

Dec, 05

TENNESSEE GOVERNOR REVIEWS PROPOSAL TO CLOSE NASHVILLE PRISON

The Tennessee Department of Correction says closing the Charles Bass Correctional Complex would save the state more than $16.4 million. Commissioner Derrick Schofield proposed shuttering the Nashville-based prison during his Friday budget presentation to the […]

Dec, 10

STATE REQUESTS PROPOSALS FOR REUSE OF WOMEN’S PRISON

Dutchess County has far too many massive sites in dire need of redevelopment – places that used to employ dozens to thousands of people but have become obsolete. Many were state-run facilities, including former Harlem […]

Dec, 02

CONVERT PRISONS TO FARMS, HELP TROUBLED TEENS?

Cody Oxendine grew up in a small town in North Carolina dominated by gangs. He joined a gang at a young age and his activities landed him in juvenile court for two counts of simple […]

Dec, 01

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