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Why was repeat burglar placed at halfway house?

...halfway house in the first place?To find out, the Empire asked Sherrie Daigle, a spokesperson for the state Department of Corrections and a special assistant to the commissioner.Daigle said in a phone interview Wednesday that the DOC placed...
Department reports death at Fairbanks jail

...have been released, including whether the deceased was male or female, or how the person died.The state Department of Corrections only said the death occurred around 3:40 a.m. Thursday at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and that...
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...
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...
LCCC inmate dies as Walker announces corrections review

...was found dead of an apparent heart attack. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle told the Associated...the ongoing investigation.According to the Department of Corrections, Murphy had been brought to LCCC on a "non-criminal...
JPD, Crime Line asks Juneau to keep eye out for stolen tools

...the firefighter's tools have been recovered but his gear has not.Shortly after Mazon was arrested, the Department of Corrections moved him from Lemon Creek Correctional Center to the Juneau halfway house for pre-trial detention. Mazon...
State senator rescinds subpoena for video in inmate death

ANCHORAGE - A Republican state senator is appealing to the Department of Corrections commissioner in an effort to get surveillance video related to an inmate's death.The Alaska Dispatch News reports 20-year-old...
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...
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...
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...


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