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Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...workforce, a little over 4,200 people, is employed by state departments.Of those, about 130 work for the Department of Corrections. The Department of Public Safety was unable to supply a Juneau-based employee count by press time.Walker...
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...
Halfway house battles bed bugs

...Manor, which is under contract with the state Department of Corrections. Most residents are newly released from prison...the halfway house returned to the jail, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle. Officials there...
Deadly prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

...has said the matter is being reviewed.The three guards have remained on paid leave. Neither the Nevada Department of Corrections nor the attorney general has made their names public.While filing the federal lawsuit, Potter called for...
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Alaska Supreme Court: Prisoner's rights violated

...Alaska Supreme Court said the Department of Corrections violated a prisoner's...punishment to be vacated.The Department of Corrections first undermined DeRemer', the court said.The Department of Corrections did not respond to a request...
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...more, according to Walker expanding Medicaid would save the State of Alaska $6.6 million in FY2016 in the Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Social Services budgets. With the severe budget crisis affecting our state, this...
High court: State has duty to protect inmates

...move forward with his lawsuit claiming the state Department of Corrections failed to protect him from another inmate, the...transferred to a different prison block.The Department of Corrections said it has improved procedures since the 2007...
Suspect in Anchorage killings, rape recently jailed

...earlier, according to Alaska Department of Corrections records.Jerry Andrew Active...out" of jail since 2007, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kaci Schroeder...timeline released by the Department of Corrections."He messed up quickly...
Allegations spark Department of Corrections audit proposal

Two Anchorage lawmakers say the Legislature needs to audit the state's Department of Corrections. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, have asked the state's Legislative Budget...
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Corrections would see the biggest by-dollar reductions...that figure, depending on who you ask.The Department of Corrections budget would be slashed by almost $25 million...
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