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Missouri DOC Announces Plans to Consolidate Two Prisons

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) recently announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages.

 



 

 
 
 

Pennsylvania DOC Facilities to be Tobacco-free by July 1

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Secretary John Wetzel recently announced that the
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) will make all state prisons
tobacco-free beginning July 1.


 
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Oregon Sheriff Says Larger Jail Will Make Community Safer

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new 800-bed jail for Oregon’s Jackson County will come with a price of $166 million, according to a report in the Mail Tribune, which said that a new tax would generate up to $100 million of the price, with the remainder covered by Jackson County itself.

Delaware DOC Completes Security Camera Implementation at JTVCC

SMYRNA, Del. — The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) recently announced it has completed the security camera implementation at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) in Smyrna 10 months ahead of schedule.

Broward County Mulls “Showroom” Courtroom

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Even though renovations to the main courthouse in Broward County, Florida, have been largely completed, taxpayers could be on the hook for an additional nearly $6 million, as a judge has said the new complex doesn’t have a courtroom large enough to host a “major” trial that could be attended by media, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

 


 
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Ralph Diaz
 
Ralph Diaz, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as acting secretary since 2018.
 
 
 
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The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Interim Commissioner Timothy C. Ward recently announced the appointment of Shelia Oubre to the Office of Professional Standards (OPS) as deputy director of compliance.
 
 
 
 
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