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California may allow inmate firefighters with violent pasts

...going to put an inmate in camp that has a violent attitude."The changes are pending final approval within the Corrections Department. They still have not been sent to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which says it also must sign...
Nation and World
Oklahoma delays execution; drug didn't match protocols

...for Attorney General Scott Pruitt, said the Corrections Department "advised the attorney general's office that...execution already had been delayed Wednesday as the Corrections Department waited for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh...
Nation and World
LCCC inmate dies as Walker announces corrections review

...autopsy.On Monday, Gov. Bill Walker announced that his administration is beginning an in-depth review of the corrections department's policies and safety measures.Walker assistant Dean Williams and former FBI agent Joe Hanlon will lead the...
Deadly prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

...evidence was considered."New information regarding the facts surrounding the charges" led to the reversal, the corrections department said Thursday in a statement.Prison records provided by Plunkett show Arevalo's term in isolation was reduced...
Not For Web
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...reporters at the House majority's regular news conference.? Also Thursday, a subcommittee handling the Corrections Department budget rejected a proposed cut of $4.1 million for inmate health services that the Walker administration had...
State | AK legislature
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.
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...
Police standards council decertifies 9

ANCHORAGE - Six former police officers and three former Corrections Department employees have formally lost certification as law enforcement officers.The Alaska Police Standards Council voted to revoke state...
Police use side range of tools to deter bears

...for the military, government, law enforcement, United States Border Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, corrections departments and private security."We can actually use all this against people, but it's mostly for riot patrol...
Officials mum on serial killer's suicide

...he had been segregated from other inmates but was not on a suicide watch.In its public records denial, the Corrections Department declined to say why Keyes was placed on suicide watch and for how long. The agency won't say when and why...


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