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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 the quality of health of those incarcerated.
My turn: Corruption not a problem in corrections department

Last week the Alaska Department of Corrections became the first corrections department in the nation to receive Integrity Certification through the National Institute of Ethics. This is a notable achievement, for...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Corrections department would send more prisoners south

...Tuesday, March 10, 1998 Corrections department would send more the 1980s, the state Corrections Department has set caps on Alaska's...implementation is May 1. Corrections Department Commissioner Margaret Pugh...
High court: State has duty to protect inmates

...Superior Court Judge Vanessa White threw out the case in 2011. The judge said Mattox didn't show that the corrections department had been given notice of a specific threat against him.The state argued that inmates only have a claim if an...
Serial killer wrongly issued razor before suicide

...cause of death is unknown although it has been classified as a suicide.Koenig's father has criticized the Corrections Department over the death, which he says robbed his family of their day in court. James Koenig said Wednesday he doesn't...
Suspect in Anchorage killings, rape recently jailed

...earning a new, short jail sentence.On Saturday, he was released with an "approved housing plan," meaning the Corrections Department knew where he was supposed to be living, Schroeder said. The same was true with each of his prior releases...
Corrections: Department of Labor, Brenda Krauss, Molly Box

? An article appearing on Page A1 of Sunday's Empire gave an incorrect amount for the annual lease payments for the state's Department of Labor Building. The correct amount is $1.947 million. ? An article appearing on Page A1 of the Oct.
Records reveal details leading to indictment

...firm had a problem in Alaska. Its chain of halfway houses that took in prisoners under contract with the state Corrections Department was struggling. It had facilities in Fairbanks, Bethel, Nome and several Anchorage locations. Low occupancy...
Lie detectors eyed to curb sex offenders

...Colorado, invited by the Corrections Department, explained the program...Peggy Heil of the Colorado Corrections Department. "But we are dealing with...English, also of the Colorado Corrections Department, said these may include...
Many Alaska prison inmates still being sent thousands of miles away

...the country. Just about all of those inmates are sent to Arizona - more than 2,000 miles away - said Alaska Corrections Department Spokesman Richard Schmitz. "We're about at capacity at all units," he said. Excluding the inmates held...


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