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Parole Board votes to change Department of Corrections rules

ANCHORAGE - The state's Parole Board has passed proposed changes to Department of Corrections regulations, including rules affecting both prisoners and victims of crimes.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the board voted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/parole-board-votes-change-department-co
State
California's invasive 'contraband watch' often yields little

...found nothing. "I had to be duct-taped and gift-wrapped and shackled, 24-7, even while I slept."The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's inspector general reported procedural problems this spring in nearly half of the contraband...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-12/californias-invasive-contraband-watch
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Rapist hopes to outlive sentence

...135 years to serve. Hayward will not be eligible for parole or early release for "good time," the state Department of Corrections policy to reduce sentences by one-third for good behavior behind bars."The sentence that I impose today...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-17/rapist-hopes-outlive-sentence
Local
One 'pot puppy' given new duties

...keep on all 10 dogs. Marley was reassigned due to a change in his handler's job.Marley now works for the Department of Corrections, Gov. Bill Walker posted to his Facebook page Thursday."Marley could no longer perform duties for (the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/one-pot-puppy-given-new-duties
State
Spike in number of female prisoners

...inmates grew by about 24 percent. The study also found that close to a quarter of all admissions to Alaska Department of Corrections facilities were women, reported The Alaska Dispatch News.Overall, the state's incarceration rate remained...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/spike-number-female-prisoners
State
Empire Editorial: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...Alaska will spend $326 million on the Alaska Department of Corrections. According to figures from the department...problem. As lawmakers face the issue, even the Department of Corrections will be cut. Prison reform must be part of the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-23/empire-editorial-fight-rising-prison-
Opinion
As police make big marijuana bust, alleged farmer escapes in skiff, swearing

...custody. An Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman referred questions to JPD. Smith did not appear in the Alaska Department of Corrections database of inmates.On Saturday afternoon, the landlord of the house that housed the grow operation refused...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-14/police-make-big-marijuana-bust-alleged-
Local
High court upholds use of controversial execution drug

...Gov. Mary Fallin said she expects state courts to set new execution dates for the three inmates. Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terri Watkins said the state has the necessary drugs for carrying out the executions.In other...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/high-court-upholds-use-controversial-
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Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...enough unrestricted state general funds included in the small budget passed by Gov. Bill Walker to protect the departments of Corrections and Public Safety to pay for the lay-up costs of the fleet for a year, Woodrow said.Of 900 AMHS employees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/tourism-industry-sweats-ferry-shutdown
State | Local
Medicaid expansion, the golden opportunity

...1. Medicaid Expansion will save the Alaska Department of Corrections millions of dollars of unrestricted general funds each year. As a former commissioner of the Department of Corrections, I would be remiss not to highlight this. By...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-11/medicaid-expansion-golden-opportunity
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