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David Talkington was named the new project development manager at Sletten Construction, where he will be responsible for tracking new projects and being a part of the start-up team on the company’s upcoming projects.


Mark Van Allen
Rosser International named Mark Van Allen as the firm’s senior member of the justice team.




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Visitor ID System
SISCO's Fast-Pass system differentiates between correctional facility visitors, contractors, employees and criminals or inmates, allowing users to crosscheck offender watch lists.


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Arizona Department of Corrections Privatizes Health Care
The Arizona Department of Corrections awarded a $349 million, three-year contract to Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Wexford Health Sources Inc. to privatize health care in Arizona’s state-run prisons.


Canadian Officials Address Inmate Population Growth
Inmate populations are increasing in Canada — hitting an all-time average high of 1,429 for the 2008-2009 year, an increase of 69 percent over the average remand count five years ago.



JLG Technologies and Inmate Calling Solutions (ICSolutions), a Keefe Group Company, recently developed new technology that can detect every time an inmate at a correctional facility communicates with another inmate — whether at another facility, within the same facility, different facilities under the same agency or inmates in different states, assuming both facilities have the technology.

Final results in Red Willow County showed a majority of voters were against placing the construction of a new $5.1 million jail facility outside of the county's existing budget.

Fulton County, Ga., Jail Seeks New Locks
As of press time a vendor had yet to be selected for a lock replacement project at the Fulton County, Ga., Jail.

New House Bill Hopes to Control Prison Growth in Oklahoma
Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele will soon leave office, as he hits his limit on a 12-year legislative term — but he leaves behind a message to current lawmakers to continue his efforts at controlling prison growth.

California Gov. Brown Seeks to Cut Billions in Prison Construction
California may slash $4.1 billion in construction plans, bring back inmates housed in other states and close one of its costliest facilities.


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