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Report: Big problems in DOC

...Monday called the report "very comprehensive."The investigation was sparked by a series of inmate deaths within Alaska prisons and had intended to review 25 recent deaths. During the four-month inquiry, two more deaths were recorded, including...
Spike in number of female prisoners at Alaska prisons

The increase in the number of women prisoners in Alaska more than tripled that of male inmate growth between 2004 and 2013.
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...
Crime bill tries to slow Alaska incarceration rate

...believe continuing down the current path is untenable. Alaska prisons will hit their incarceration limits within two years...the current percentage of non-violent offenders in Alaska prisons.Coghill says the heart of the bill is its 24/7...
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City will hear Haven House appeal

...the meeting.The house in question, which would provide shelter and re-entry support for women who had been in Alaska prisons, was gifted to the Haven House organization in December. But members of the neighborhood rose up against the organization...
Transitional housing for women to open in mid-March

Juneauite Kara Nelson went through a lot after prison. Having spent almost three years in Alaska prisons for drug offenses, she's well acquainted with the feelings of remorse, guilt and worthlessness - accompanied by mountains of...
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...
Recidivism by Alaska convicts declines

FAIRBANKS - Department of Corrections officials say fewer people released from Alaska prisons are committing crimes that return them to custody.Deputy Commissioner Ron Taylor also says more inmates are completing substance...
Officials mum on serial killer's suicide

ANCHORAGE - Alaska prisons officials refuse to say how confessed serial killer Israel Keyes obtained a razor before his jail-cell suicide.The state Department...
Corrections touts prison labor

Private companies would employ cheap prison labor and lease production or manufacturing space at three Alaska prisons under a proposal by the state Department of Corrections. The idea is to have the private sector pay for the Alaska Correctional...


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