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Empire Editorial: Alaska's prison system is killing Alaskans

...listing the problems shows their extent:? Correctional officers repeatedly violated inmates' legal due process rights...policies have not been updated since the 1980s;? Correctional officers were not adequately searched for contraband...
Report: Big problems in DOC

...identified by the report:? Correctional officers repeatedly violated inmates...updated since the 1980s;? Correctional officers were not adequately searched...restrained face-down by correctional officers.As two correctional officers...
California may allow inmate firefighters with violent pasts

...firefighters are housed in 43 unfenced, minimum-security camps scattered across the state. They are guarded by a few correctional officers but while fighting fires are overseen only by unarmed CalFire captains who direct the inmates as they use hand...
Nation and World
Drive-by shooting claims teddy bear

...because of his work. He's a correctional officer at Lemon Creek Correctional Center."I'm a correctional officer; people threaten to kill...driver."I think being a correctional officer and what goes on in the job...
Legislators to compete at annual shoot

...their skill with firearms tomorrow during the Annual Legislative Team Shoot, an event sponsored by the Alaska Correctional Officers Association.Last year, said a Juneau Gun Club representative, 43 teams, with three shooters per team, competed...
Police swear in three new officers

...Iraq, obtained her degree from the University of Southeast Alaska in Juneau in 2013 and most recently worked as a correctional officer in Seward.Stage-Harvey is originally from Limestone, Maine and moved to Juneau in 2008 with his wife Tari...
Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...unless legislation explicitly approving them was enacted separately. The unions listed include those representing correctional officers, ferry workers, university faculty and some university firefighters, and state and municipal workers.The...
State | AK legislature
Results from the 19th annual Legislative shoot

The Alaska Correctional Officers Association hosted its annual Legislative Shoot Saturday, and 47 three-person teams competed in the shooting contest at the Juneau Gun...
Arbitrator: Guard should not have been fired

...when Keyes committed suicide, the Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday from documents it obtained.The Alaska Correctional Officers Association had appealed the firing.Corrections officials declined comment to the newspaper and didn't return...
Mixed testimony on deportation bill

...HB218 was not included in the original bill that addressed sentencing for individuals with prior offenses against correctional officers. Instead, it was added as an amendment at the request of the state Department of Law.The proposal follows...
State | AK legislature


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