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Spike in number of female prisoners

...male inmates grew by about 24 percent. The study also found that close to a quarter of all admissions to Alaska Department of Corrections facilities were women, reported The Alaska Dispatch News.Overall, the state's incarceration rate remained...
Empire Editorial: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...prison system and who inhabits it.Next fiscal year, the state of Alaska will spend $326 million on the Alaska Department of Corrections. According to figures from the department, there were 5,267 Alaskans in prison on July 1, 2014, the...
As police make big marijuana bust, alleged farmer escapes in skiff, swearing custody. An Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman referred questions to JPD. Smith did not appear in the Alaska Department of Corrections database of inmates.On Saturday afternoon, the landlord of the house that housed the grow operation refused...
My Turn: Packing prisons is bad policy

...session was presented by Carmen Gutierrez, a former criminal defense attorney and deputy commissioner with the Alaska Department of Corrections, and a gentleman from Georgia named Thomas Worthy, who co-chairs the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice...
Medicaid expansion, the golden opportunity

...highlighted, and one in response to a previous letter to the editor.1. Medicaid Expansion will save the Alaska Department of Corrections millions of dollars of unrestricted general funds each year. As a former commissioner of the Department...
Walker appoints three to cabinet

...appointed three commissioners, including two former placeholders.Ron Taylor, acting commissioner for the Alaska Department of Corrections, was officially appointed to the office, as was Department of Fish and Game interim Commissioner Sam Cotten...
Audit: Systemic problems in Corrections Department

ANCHORAGE - An audit of the Alaska Department of Corrections has identified systemic problems, including an inadequate mechanism for reviewing inmate deaths and factors that could affect...
Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies in prison at 75

...He was 75.Hansen died at Alaska Regional Hospital after being in declining health for the past year, Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said. The state medical examiner will determine the cause of death, Daigle said...
Motivated by racial hatred, man arrested for threatening black woman with baseball bat

...a photo line-up, which now they can do since they are expecting a booking photograph from the state of Alaska Department of Corrections."We're trying as hard as we can to make the case," she said.The DOC did not respond to the Empire's...
Arsonist facing parole violations for assault

...charged with violating probation, but he may have violated his parole, a subject to be determined by the Alaska Department of Corrections. The matter likely will be addressed further during Thursday's sentencing hearing.In a related case...


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