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    Building on Brownfields

    By Marc Scoble, Vice President of Midwest Program Management, Heery International, Inc. County commissioners are often concerned with revitalizing neglected industrial areas, or “brownfields,” in U.S. cities. When discussing the location of a proposed detention facility, they may want to consider the potential advantages of building in brownfields. This article discusses the journey traveled by Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in choosing to build a new juvenile justice complex in the Fairfax neighborhood...
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    Leading by Example: Blue Earth County Goes “Green” in Its New Justice Center and Jail

    By Jessica Beyer, Blue Earth County Communications Manager & Business Analyst, Mankato, Minnesota, and Connie Clem, Editor, National Jail Exchange, Longmont, Colorado The Blue Earth County Justice Center and Jail in Mankato, Minnesota, was completed and occupied in June 2009. It is a multipurpose facility created to update county services, increase jail capacity, and streamline criminal justice processes for the county. It was also the first “green” public construction project in...
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    Justice Goes Green

    By Kenneth Ricci. This article originally appeared in American Jails magazine, July-August 2011. Article provided for download courtesy of the American Jail Association, www.aja.org . This article highlights key information presented in the white paper, Sustainable Justice 2030: Green Guide to Justice, published by the Sustainable Justice Committee of the Academy of Architecture for Justice, American Institute of Architects. The aim of that project was to "articulate a vision for how green justice...
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