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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-09-16/private-prisons-private-profits
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-31/department-corrections-looking-ways-cur
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-28/3-things-watch-legislature-week
State
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030611/opi_795369352.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-02/state-operating-budget-passed-senate-he
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030911/sta_796738005.shtml
News
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-05-12/house-weighs-its-capital-budget
State | Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-05-07/legislature-passes-state-operating-budg
State
Alaska moving prisoners from AZ to CO

...be 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081209/sta_480788100.shtml
Sewer, water financing problem for Alaska prison

ANCHORAGE - The cost of water and sewer systems could delay construction at the new $240 million Goose Creek prison. The Alaska state prison project already faced one funding shortfall when officials tried to sell tax-exempt bonds for construction...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041810/sta_611431320.shtml
News

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