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Man who escaped Anchorage jail connected to 2008 cold case

ANCHORAGE - A 29-year-old man who escaped from the Anchorage Correctional Complex's mental health unit in March has been connected to a 2008 homicide.The Alaska Dispatch News reported that Kevin Tuckfield has been charged with first...
Spike in number of female prisoners

...the state's only facility dedicated to women-only housing, a second unit with 20 beds has been added to the mental health unit.Data shows that between 2004 and 2013, about 69 percent of female offenders served six months or less.John Skidmore...
City slashes funding requests

...included on the amended list, and Assembly members met the newly-developing project for a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit (CAMHU) with skepticism.Assemblywoman Debbie White said she "was a little worried about patient demand" compared...
Runner's high (with a little help from friends) up," Laws said with a laugh. He made sure he had the time off from his job at Bartlett Regional Hospital's mental health unit.Stolpe and Laws got to know each other as runners, with Stolpe usually carrying around a 20- or 30-pound rucksack...
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Anchorage International Film Festival's 'Made in Alaska' category highlights work by local filmmakers Housing First are among the solutions probed in the film. Hebert, a social worker who currently works in the mental health unit of Barlett Regional Hospital, founded the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theatre downtown (now owned by Mark Ridgway and...
Made in Alaska: Lisle Hebert's "Crazy" three thousand a night."Hebert figures this money could be spent more wisely. Some people need to be in the mental health unit. Others need to be away from the bottle. Almost all of them, if you read the case histories, had terrible childhoods...
Off the Beaten Path: The Alaskan slam

...get in a rut living here with the weather. It takes extra motivation to get out," Laws said. He works at the Mental Health Unit at Bartlett Regional Hospital and strongly believes in the relationship between physical activity and mental well being...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...effective. ? In contrast, thumbs up to staff at Bartlett, including people like Jennifer Brown, the director of the mental health unit and the director of Rainforest Recovery who have acted on feedback from patients. "We want to promote a nice healing...
First comes housing is now, says Jennifer Brown, who is both program director of Rainforest Recovery and director of Bartlett's Mental Health Unit, the chronically homeless spend too little time at Rainforest to properly deal with their addiction. Many "sleep...
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awards nearly $17,000 for projects in Juneau

...Regional Hospital was awarded a $9,690 grant for its Mental Health Unit. The grant will be used to purchase behavioral health...dining, recreation and visitor reception. The Mental Health Unit serves inpatients experiencing mental health illness...


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