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Native craft co-op opens in Senate Building

Less than a year after ending 38 ½ years in the prison system, Don Morgan is meditating, doing yoga and opening a co-op for Alaska Native arts in Juneau.Morgan sees the store, Native...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-30/native-craft-co-op-opens-senate-buildin
Local
High court: State has duty to protect inmates

...Department of Corrections failed to protect him from another inmate, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday.The state's prison system has a duty to protect the lives and health of inmates in its custody, according to the opinion written by Chief Justice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-20/high-court-state-has-duty-protect-inmat
State
Senate Bill would reform Alaska's prison system

If the annual upward trend of repeat offenders in Alaska continues at the current 3 percent rate, by 2016 the state will need a new prison, according to data presented by Sen. John Coghill's office during a judiciary committee meeting.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-04/senate-bill-would-reform-alaskas-prison
State
House moves PTSD sentencing bill

...whom the bill would apply, Deputy Director Laura Brooks said. She did say the department does ask those entering the prison system if they are receiving veterans' benefits.Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, said she was concerned that the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/house-moves-ptsd-sentencing-bill
State | AK legislature
Crime bill tries to slow Alaska incarceration rate

...population.Ellis said Texas decided to go after the recidivism rate - the number of returning offenders into the prison system."That is where the focus of this bill lies," Ellis said.Ellis said instead of putting their money in new prisons...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-08/crime-bill-tries-slow-alaska-incarcerat
State | AK legislature
Haven House, neighbors try and talk it out

...and move.The faith-based group plans to open a transitional living facility for women coming out of Alaska's prison system. The facility is located in Mendenhall Valley's Tall Timbers neighborhood, but city planning staff determined earlier...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-27/haven-house-neighbors-try-and-talk-it-o
Local
Blumer: LNG project would boost Alaska job market

...youth to be hireable once they leave high school, as well as job placement for veterans and people leaving Alaska's prison system.Partnerships with privately owned operations like the Greens Creek and Kensington mines allows the department to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-07/blumer-lng-project-would-boost-alaska-j
Local
Haven House runs into zoning conflict

...Juneau, a faith-based non-profit that hopes to provide transitional housing for women coming out of Alaska's prison system, recently got the keys to a house purchased for the organization by an anonymous donor in December 2013. Organization...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-04/haven-house-runs-zoning-conflict
Local
Transitional housing for women to open in mid-March

...goal to make sure every woman coming out of Alaska's prison system has a second chance at a successful life - just like...transitional housing for women on the other side of Alaska's prison system."We're there to give hope to women and give them...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-14/transitional-housing-women-open-mid-mar
Local
Kenai prison program is for inmates and dogs

KENAI - He entered the prison system when he was 20 years old. During a robbery, Rey Soto killed...For 10 years, he enrolled in programs within the state's prison system. Soto reached a point where he felt the need to put his knowledge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-25/kenai-prison-program-inmates-and-dogs
State

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