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Kotzebue jail closure causes prisoner problems

Kotzebue's closure of the northwest Arctic's only regional jail has created unexpected ripples stemming from the state's need to house prisoners nearly 200 miles away in Nome.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092704/sta_prisoner.shtml
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Kotzebue threatens to shut down jail for region

...staffing rates, there's enough money" to keep the Kotzebue jail open, Antrim said. The city would have to cut costs...said his department isn't willing to take over the Kotzebue jail. "I got a pretty clear message (from Murkowski...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062403/sta_kotzejail.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...conditions stemming from an offense of Oct. 4, 1999. Sivertsen fined him $200; ordered him to serve five days in the Kotzebue Jail; to pay a $50 surcharge; and placed him on probation for one year. A charge against Peter J. Pacheco of sixth-degree...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040601/Com_FYI.shtml
Kotzebue, citing low funds, closes local jail to state prisoners

...Corrections says it is relying on audits as it works to determine exactly how much the state ought to be paying to run the Kotzebue jail and 14 other so-called community jails the state uses to temporarily hold prisoners across Alaska."We don't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-01-05/kotzebue-citing-low-funds-closes-local-
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Teen charged with attempted murder

...Noorvik teenager has been charged with attempting to murder a police officer. Jim Beasley, 17, is being held at the Kotzebue jail with bail set at $100,000. Last Sunday, State Troopers in Kotzebue received a report that Beasley was intoxicated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041608/reg_268897952.shtml
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