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Audit: Systemic problems in Corrections Department

...the agency was under scrutiny over the way it handled a series of inmate deaths. It also comes after longtime corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt and institutions director Bryan Brandenburg were dismissed by the administration of new Gov. Bill...
Sex offender program moves from Juneau to Southcentral Alaska save money on transportation, according to the state Department of Corrections. Portia Parker, deputy corrections commissioner, said moving the program would save money spent on sending prisoners to Juneau for incarceration and risk assessment...
Governor cuts prisoner transportation program funds

...status quo. The state has never transported Anchorage's prisoners and the contract does not change that, said Corrections Commissioner Marc Antrim. "We can agree it should have been worded a little bit more clearly, but the parties' intent...
Corrections touts prison labor

...repairs, utilities and maintenance. The department would provide the inmate labor and security. Mattson and Corrections Commissioner Marc Antrim both said the private-public partnerships would provide rehabilitation to the prisoners at no...
Palin chooses new appointments

...the state during an important time. Also appointed were two new deputy commissioners in the Department of Corrections. Commissioner Joe Schmidt announced that Dwayne Peeples of Juneau and Sam Edwards of Wasilla would be joining him to run...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Richard Gierloff. Inmate Edward L. Martin's attorney claimed prosecutors failed to prove he escaped. Alaska Corrections Commissioner Margaret Pugh said she and other state officials were astounded at the verdicts. Prosecutors denied Hartvigsen...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...over time.'' The governor has not responded, said City Manager Dave Palmer. Palmer met with Department of Corrections Commissioner Margaret Pugh to ask that Juneau's cost for prisoners in state facilities be set at the same rate charged...
Sex criminal due freedom

...1997 for keeping company with minors - a parole violation since Leck was not allowed to be around kids, said Corrections Commissioner Margaret Pugh. He was sent to prison again and transferred to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in 2000...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Prison in Kenai. The borough's proposal, made July 25, got a lukewarm response Tuesday from Department of Corrections Commissioner Margaret Pugh, but she didn't dismiss the idea out of hand. Pugh said Fort Greely is still the state's...
Prison finances bedevil Alaska lawmakers

...and another near Kenai - but Goose Creek would be the state's largest and is projected to create 347 jobs, Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt said. "A dollar used here rotates through the economy seven times," said Rep. Mark Neuman...


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