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Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections

...called the report released Monday troubling. He said he wanted new leadership and accepted the resignation of Corrections Commissioner Ron Taylor, whom he appointed in January.Walt Monegan, a former commissioner of Public Safety, will serve...
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What others say: Expanding a broken system

...One thing in particular that stood out at Walker's pep rally July 16 was the appearance of the Department of Corrections commissioner touting the savings to the system from Medicaid expansion.According to the University of Alaska Anchorage...
Governor appoints Cotten to Fish and Game position

...commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development and Ronald Taylor as the Department of Corrections Commissioner, according to a news release from the Governor's office. All three appointments will have to be confirmed...
Two men hang themselves at Anchorage jails

...Bruce Richards, special assistant to the state corrections commissioner. Both deaths will be investigated by Alaska...said Bruce Richards, special assistant to the corrections commissioner. Thompson had been at Cook Inlet since Oct...
Spring Creek program to be moved

...needs more space. "The Youthful Offender Program is moving because of a bed issue," Alaska Department of Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt said in a press release. The Anchorage Correctional Complex will be able to house the program...
Winter groups feel pitted against each other

...not going forward," Ward stressed the importance presenting a plan to Gov. Tony Knowles and Department of Corrections Commissioner Mar-garet Pugh as soon as possible. "I have been assured they are not turning a deaf ear," Ward said of...
Two Alaskans charged with escape acquitted

...The prosecutor in the case told the jury that Hartvigsen's allegations were not true, according to Alaska Corrections Commissioner Margaret Pugh. Edward L. Martin, a second Alaskan tried before the same jury, was acquitted after offering...


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