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Commentary: 'Yes' is the smart vote on Ballot Measure 2

...can see the effects of legalization from a distance.The problems with this approach can be found in Lemon Creek, Goose Creek, Anvil Mountain, Wildwood and other prisons across Alaska. Though Alaskans are no longer being arrested for marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-04/commentary-yes-smart-vote-ballot-meas
Opinion
Inmate injured in assault at Goose Creek prison

...inmate was hospitalized after he was assaulted at the Goose Creek Correctional Center, the third man attacked by another...attack, which happened after Hernandez had been moved to Goose Creek last month from the Anchorage Correctional Complex...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-25/inmate-injured-assault-goose-creek-pris
State
Senate Bill would reform Alaska's prison system

...budget for Alaska's criminal justice programs increases annually by about 7 percent. A new prison in Wasilla, the Goose Creek Correctional Center, was constructed in 2011 for $250 million. While one of the main goals of SB 64 is to save money...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-04/senate-bill-would-reform-alaskas-prison
State
Alaska Senate passes sweeping crime bill

...budgeted at $320,000 and be in operation for five years.What lawmakers are looking at is Alaska's newest prison, Goose Creek, opened only two years ago with a capacity of 1,472. The facility cost $240 million to build and $50 million annually...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/alaska-senate-passes-sweeping-crime-bil
State | AK legislature
Crime bill tries to slow Alaska incarceration rate

...are some who have redemptive qualities and there are some who are just bad characters?"Alaska's newest prison, Goose Creek, opened only two years ago with a capacity of 1,472. The facility cost $240 million to build and $50 million annually...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-08/crime-bill-tries-slow-alaska-incarcerat
State | AK legislature
3 things to watch for in the Legislature this week

...Knik 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-28/3-things-watch-legislature-week
State
Department of Corrections looking at ways to curb recidivism

...states like Colorado. With the recent opening of the Goose Creek prison, the number of available beds will exceed the...productively. For example, Taylor said the medium-security Goose Creek has, or will have, a number of programs, including...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-31/department-corrections-looking-ways-cur
State
Alaskans deserve better than the not-so golden Goose Creek prison

...Alaska's correctional system. The Goose Creek Correctional Center is somewhere...comparison to current operations. Goose Creek was conceived back in 2004, when...facilities all around Alaska. Goose Creek was supposed to be one of four...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030611/opi_795369352.shtml
Opinion
Representative open to privatizing prison

...privatizing a soon-to-be-completed prison. In a statement, Republican Rep. Wes Keller of Wasilla says privatizing the Goose Creek Correctional Center is a more cost-efficient option compared to mothballing the prison before it opens. Keller says...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030611/reg_795341925.shtml
Regional News
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
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