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What others say: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...prison system and who inhabits it.Next fiscal year, the state of Alaska will spend $326 million on the Alaska Department of Corrections. According to figures from the department, there were 5,267 Alaskans in prison on July 1, 2014, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-30/what-others-say-to-fight-rising-p
Opinion
What others say: Initiative 2 needs a new design

The introduction of Ballot Measure 2 is providing Alaskans great opportunity for a lot of questions, answers and a host of testimony surrounding the pros and cons of marijuana access for all uses.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-16/what-others-say-initiative-2-need
Opinion
Debate over Prop. 2 enters final days

...market and transportation of marijuana is illegal, said Bill Parker, a former deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Corrections. A voter initiative in 1998 legalized medical marijuana in Alaska. Two previous ballot measures to legalize...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-01/pot-debate-battles-into-final-hours
News
Participants make job fair a success

...Alaska Job Corp, Adult Learning Programs/MASST, Alaska Crane Consultants, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Department of Corrections, Alaska Division of Forestry, Alyeska Pipeline, ASRC Energy, AVTEC, Beacon OHSS, Central Peninsula...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-16/participants-make-job-fai
Letters
Many contribute to Job Shadow Day success

In preparation for the 2014 Job Shadow Day, 121 juniors at Kenai Central High School spent several months researching careers and preparing business portfolios, including job applications, resumes, and cover letters. The unit culminated with individualized, first-hand workplace experiences with local business hosts from across the Central Peninsula. KCHS students and staff would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the individuals, agencies, and businesses that helped to support this program and to make this such a positive experience for students.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-11/many-contribute-to-job-sh
Letters
Family seeks answers in Alaska inmate's death

...official autopsy report by the medical examiner's office is likely a few weeks from completion, so the Alaska Department of Corrections cannot comment on the cause of death. According to Gordon, the medical examiner's office said preliminary...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-14/family-seeks-answers-in-alaska-inmat
News
Juneau transitional housing for women opens in mid-March

...Coalition, the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Juneau Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and the Alaska Department of Corrections, among others, Nelson said. The organization is applying for many grants, Degnan said."There's a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-19/juneau-transitional-housing-for-wome
News
Walker pleads not guilty

...client stay at Highland, so its medical unit could continue to treat her injuries. The court decided the Alaska Department of Corrections make that decision. Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a trial for Oct. 19 at the Homer Courthouse...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-08-08/walker-pleads-not-guilty
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Prisoner re-entry coalition finds footing

...soon-to-be released inmates also are planned for the area. Carmen Gutierrez, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Corrections, attended the meeting and shared recidivism statistics with the group of about a dozen community leaders...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-05-19/prisoner-re-entry-coalition-finds-fo
News
All Wildwood inmates to be tested for tuberculosis

...Correctional Complex inmates for tuberculosis after two prisoners received positive TB test results Tuesday. The Alaska Department of Corrections confirmed the positive results, but does not see them as cause for alarm. Prisoners, however, are worried...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092910/new_713469753.shtml
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