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At LCCC, prison riot starts with a phone

...Corrections."This is clearly so somebody just can get rich," Alec said. Phone numbersIn September, the Alaska Department of Corrections debuted a new inmate telephone system operated by a Texas-based firm called Securus.The new system allows...
JPD seeks man with five warrants out for his arrest

...making a false report case. Another is a no-bail warrant that names Guthrie as an "absconder" from the Alaska Department of Corrections' supervision.Sell said Guthrie is believed to be in Juneau, although he is from Ketchikan.JPD highlighted...
Center caters to people leaving prison

...referred by court order or judgment agreements.The main difference is halfway houses have contracts with the Alaska Department of Corrections. At Southside, tenants are responsible for $400 per month rent, which, at a minimum, includes dinner...
Panel hears of surge in prison population

Last fiscal year, the Alaska Department of Corrections spent $327 million. Unless something changes, that figure is expected to rise by at least $169 million in the next decade...
A second chance

...Alaska, some of those funds also went to support the Alaska Native Justice Center, in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Corrections and the Alaska Prisoner Reentry Task Force and to help with statewide recidivism reduction planning. A 2007...
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...
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...
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...


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