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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...
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...
House moves PTSD sentencing bill

...a disease or a defect," Gara said. "They don't want to be labeled as having a mental defect."The Alaska Department of Corrections does not keep track of combat veterans to whom the bill would apply, Deputy Director Laura Brooks said...
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Family seeks answers in Alaska inmate's death

...16 on a fugitive warrant from California.Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kaci Schroeder declined to comment...likely a few weeks from completion, so the Alaska Department of Corrections cannot comment on the cause of death. According...
Transitional housing for women to open in mid-March

...Coalition, the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Juneau Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and the Alaska Department of Corrections, among others, Nelson said. The organization is applying for many grants, Degnan said."There's a...
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...
Serial killer wrongly issued razor before suicide

...was mistakenly issued a razor before he committed suicide, according to a report released Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Corrections that also said "it appears that razor was not retrieved."The security lapse occurred when Keyes was the...


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