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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...
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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