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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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-11/medicaid-expansion-golden-opportunity
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/walker-appoints-three-cabinet
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-26/audit-systemic-problems-corrections-dep
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/alaska-serial-killer-robert-hansen-dies
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/motivated-racial-hatred-man-arrested-th
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-19/arsonist-facing-parole-violations-assau
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-06/corrections-official-says-inmate-calls-
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-18/se-authorities-conduct-five-day-sting-c
Local
Ketchikan inmates' paper cranes take flight

...benefit to these programs, be they crochet or cranes, Mathews said.Like many state departments, the Alaska Department of Corrections has a tight budget. Mathews said lawmakers tend to look askance at spending money on inmates. So when a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-30/ketchikan-inmates-paper-cranes-take-fli
State
Volunteers, employees, family members hike for fallen peace officers

...Volunteers included employees and family members from the Juneau Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Department of Corrections, the Juneau District Attorney's Office and Capital City Fire and Rescue. The group hiked Juneau's local...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-07-03/volunteers-employees-family-members-
Outdoors

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