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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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Sex offender program moves from Juneau to Southcentral Alaska

...capacity. "We're simply consolidating it and trying to do more risk assessments," she said. She said the corrections department established a four-month pilot program in January for a traveling risk assessment clinician. "We wanted to...
My turn: Corruption not a problem in corrections department

...Alaska Department of Corrections became the first corrections department in the nation to receive Integrity Certification...was one of the most capable and professional corrections departments in the country before it embarked on the integrity...
Annual farm tour boosts products grown in Alaska

...entities. State contract language also will be amended to require Food Services of America, which supplies the Corrections Department and Alaska Marine Highway, to list Alaska produce available each week. Knowles said the change will make it...
Agency OKs bonds for Mat-Su prison sewer project

...their cost-plus contract. Instead, the interest would be paid by the state through utility fees billed to the Corrections Department, Leonard said. But if AIDEA financed the project through tax-free bonds, interest would be less than 5 percent...


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