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Walker appoints three to cabinet

Amid the bustle of the first day of the legislative session Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker appointed three commissioners, including two former placeholders.
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 the quality of health of those incarcerated.
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

Prosecutors say a man was motivated by racial hatred when he hurled racial slurs at a black woman smoking a cigarette outside their shared residence, a boarding house on Gold Street, and threatened to beat her with a baseball bat, which was found in his room when he was arrested by police on Wednesday.
House moves PTSD sentencing bill

JUNEAU - The House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs moved a bill Thursday allowing judges to consider post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries as a mitigating factor during sentencings of combat veterans.
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Family seeks answers in Alaska inmate's death

...official autopsy report by the medical examiner's office is likely a few weeks from completion, so the Alaska Department of Corrections cannot comment on the cause of death. According to Gordon, the medical examiner's office said preliminary...
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...
Corrections official says inmate calls recorded

...ANCHORAGE - Some private phone calls between inmates and their attorneys have been inadvertently recorded, an Alaska Department of Corrections official said.An investigation of the recordings is underway, KTUU reported.DOC deputy director Sherrie...
SE authorities conduct five-day sting to check sex offender registry compliance

...including U.S. Marshals in the District of Alaska, Homeland Security Investigations, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Department of Corrections-Probation/Parole and the police departments in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka.The press release noted...
Suspect in Anchorage killings, rape recently jailed

...2-year-old great-granddaughter over the weekend had been released from jail just hours earlier, according to Alaska Department of Corrections records.Jerry Andrew Active, 24, was released from the Anchorage Correctional Complex where he was doing...


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