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Program offers inmates skills for outside success

EAGLE RIVER - The classroom at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center was serene and airy with silver-soft light filtering across the room. Bright nature murals sprawl across...
Hearing addresses string of Alaska inmate deaths

...jail to improve access to round-the-clock medical care.In April, 24-year-old Amanda Kernak died at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Alaska's only prison for women. Schmidt said Hiland has medical staff on call only 18 hours...
Woman charged after flight diverts to Anchorage

...Tuesday with interference of flight crew and members, the Anchorage Daily News reported.She was being held at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center for women on Tuesday. Her Anchorage-based attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment...
Transitional housing for women to open in mid-March's yourself," Nelson said.She was released from Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River in 2008 and relocated...Correctional Center, Ketchikan Correctional Center and Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. All women leaving the system are...
More African immigrants call Alaska their home

...changed.Atu-Tetuh earned her nursing credentials, had two children and now works the night shift as a nurse at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. She's been home a few times -- a journey of at least $2,000 and many hours.Plantains...
Prison inmates get on track

...Running Free Alaska program at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center can be told...Tisha Negus, 34, has been at Hiland Mountain for four years on drug charges...Peninsula facility before moving to Hiland Mountain late last year."It was...
Alaska inmates find identity in orchestra

...After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center once she was released.But every Saturday she makes the 10-mile drive with a viola in tow for...
Kenai prison program is for inmates and dogs

...minimum-security section. Their days consist of caring for and reinforcement training of the animals.Modeled after Hiland Mountain Correctional Center's Special Pet Obedience Training Program, aka SPOT, it's significantly scaled back. Hiland's...
Agency OKs bonds for Mat-Su prison sewer project

...bonds. A bank loan would require even higher rates, Krafft said. The comparable daily charge per inmate at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center near Anchorage was about 53 cents, Krafft said. Leonard told the board it had to act quickly...
Study: Many inmates not treated for substance abuse before prison

...Department of Corrections points to a study in 2000 of 20 women prisoners who underwent an intensive program while at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River. Women in the treatment program were less likely to reoffend, and do so with...


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