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Arbitrator: Guard should not have been fired

ANCHORAGE - A guard on duty the night a serial killing suspect committed suicide in an Alaska prison should not have been fired, an arbitrator found.Loren Jacobsen was fired weeks after Israel Keyes was found dead in his cell...
Report: Safety, justice systems in rural Alaska worst in U.S.

...times more likely to die by homicide than all Whites in the United States.? Alaska Natives' representation in the Alaska prison and jail population is twice their representation in the general population (36 percent versus 19 percent). Nearly...
3 moose confirmed dead from chokecherry, yew

...and moose are susceptible. Dogs get temporary home at Alaska prison farm ANCHORAGE - Some dogs seized during a raid last month on a husky breeder have found a temporary home at an Alaska prison farm. Five huskies arrived by truck Monday and are...
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Alaska Digest

...selling their positions on oil tax and gas pipeline legislation in 2006 for cash and jobs. Bread overdose kills Alaska prison cows WASILLA - A bread overdose is being blamed for the deaths of seven cows at a prison farm north of Anchorage...
Senate committee makes another attempt to solicit proposals for audit of Alaska prison

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee is making another attempt to solicit proposals for an audit of the Goose Creek Correctional Center.
Sewer, water financing problem for Alaska prison

ANCHORAGE - The cost of water and sewer systems could delay construction at the new $240 million Goose Creek prison.
Alaska looks for deal in prisoner contract

...economic development agency in Hardin, said the Alaska contract could create jobs in his small town. He's been calling Alaska prison officials "as often as I can without bugging them." Schmidt said the contract will go to whoever offers the best...
Rising prison population fuels need for more money and political obstacles. Scott Taylor, an Anchorage lawyer representing Cleary prisoners, said the lack of Alaska prison space will continue to cost the state well into the next millennium. ``The Department (of Corrections) will clearly...
Goose Creek Correctional Center must open

...volume. The Goose Creek water and wastewater $23 million cost is much lower and the state will own the asset. The Alaska prison system remains overcrowded. SB 65 envisioned a partnership between local communities and the state to expand other...
Crowding blamed for Anchorage prison sex assault

ANCHORAGE - The American Civil Liberties Union and the union for Alaska prison guards say the indictment of an inmate accused of sexually assaulting three other prisoners demonstrates problems with overcrowding...
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