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A steering committee including cruise ship representatives and state and federal regulators will take public comments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Centennial Hall.
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Corrections department would send more prisoners south tents this summer. As part of a longer-term solution, the Legislature is debating whether to convert the Fort Greely Army post near Delta Junction into an 800-bed private prison. Much of Fort Greely is being closed by the U.S. Army...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Prison bill makes headway 4/1/98

A bill allowing Fort Greely to be converted to a private prison and letting Anchorage replace its aging Sixth Avenue Correctional Center appears to be headed for Gov. Tony Knowles' desk.
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: State and local briefs 6/10/98

...The fire, which was kindled by a lightning strike, has now burned 56,460 acres of state land and land on the Fort Greely army post. The fire is actively burning in an area 22 miles long and eight miles wide about 15 miles west of Delta Junction...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: State and local briefs 2/5/98

Curtis S. Jorgensen, 25, entered his plea to fourth-degree assault, which followed his arrest Jan. 20. Then, police said he held the dull side of a knife to the back of a teen-aged co-worker's neck.
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Sutton considered for private prison 2/11/98

...The House Finance Committee has also held hearings on a proposal by a Delta Junction group that wants to turn the Fort Greely Army Post into a private prison. The state is under court order to reduce prison crowding. A private Arizona prison...


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