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Empire Editorial: Alaska's prison system is killing Alaskans

...Bill Walker. The investigators' report is damning. It finds comprehensive problems and mistakes by the Alaska Department of Corrections. It finds that corrections officers, at times understaffed, undertrained and mismanaged, have violated...
Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

...said Scott Mugrage, director of the Alaska Farm Bureau.The facility is operated by prisoners from the Alaska Department of Corrections. Mugrage said the business could be profitable if the state replaces the prisoners with industry professionals...
Report: Big problems in DOC

A four-month investigation has found significant problems within the Alaska Department of Corrections, and Gov. Bill Walker has accepted the resignation of the commissioner of corrections, he said Monday. (View the review in...
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...
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...
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...


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