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Letter: Private prisons, private profits

A few legislators have been citing the monetary costs of the new Goose Creek prison; but it sounds more like they are trying to lay a political foundation to later advocate privatization of not only Goose Creek...
Inmate injured in assault at Goose Creek prison

ANCHORAGE - An inmate was hospitalized after he was assaulted at the Goose Creek Correctional Center, the third man attacked by another inmate this month and the second that day.
Alaskans deserve better than the not-so golden Goose Creek prison

There was alarming news this week in the Capitol related to a long-awaited capital project that was, at its inception, meant to be an integrally important improvement to Alaska's correctional system.
State operating budget passed by Senate, heads to House\nNo money for Goose Creek Prison, but $2 million in pre-K funding restored

...debated on the Senate Floor Friday was a request by Sen. Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, to begin opening the new Goose Creek Prison in the Mat-Su Borough. The Senate's budget withholds money to begin using it due to concerns over cost overruns...
Department of Corrections looking at ways to curb recidivism

...number of in-state beds, with some prisoners being housed in states like Colorado. With the recent opening of the Goose Creek prison, the number of available beds will exceed the prison population, even as prisoners are brought home. Assuming...
3 things to watch for in the Legislature this week

...Arm bridge project on Tuesday before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Transportation committees and the new Goose Creek prison on Wednesday in House Judiciary.Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate to help advance the bridge...
Senators contest session length limits

...carry out their oversight functions. That can include demanding answers about the cost overruns at the Mat-Su's Goose Creek Prison under the Parnell administration's watch, he said. Wagoner said legislative leaders bear partial responsibility...
House weighs in with its capital budget

...So they can start some of these projects earlier," he said.The bill also restores money for the controversial Goose Creek Prison, which expects big operational cost increases.The Senate version of the bill only included enough money to mothball...
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Legislature passes state operating budget

...R-Wasilla, the Senate Republican Minority Leader. He objected to the budget not containing money to open the Goose Creek Prison in the Mat-Su Borough. Instead, it contains $2.4 million for debt service, utilities and security guards...
Alaska moving prisoners from AZ to CO transported by air, with each $35,000 flight carrying 120 prisoners, Schmidt said. Groundbreaking at the Goose Creek prison began earlier this year and inmates are expected to be added in the first half of 2012. It will have more than 1...


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