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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...expansion-related items sprinkled throughout the operating budget. A day earlier, a separate subcommittee handling the Department of Corrections budget removed a $4.1 million cut for inmate health services that the administration had attributed to savings...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...expansion-related items sprinkled throughout the operating budget. A day earlier, a separate subcommittee handling the Department of Corrections budget removed a $4.1 million cut for inmate health services that the administration had attributed to savings...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Walker proposes budget amendments

...troopers, who are facing budget cuts of their own.According to information from Walker's budget office, the Department of Corrections would renegotiate the contracts for the actual cost per bed per day. Some of the money also could be used to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-18/walker-proposes-budget-amendments
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Governor appoints Cotten to Fish and Game position

...as 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-20/governor-appoints-cotten-to-fish-and
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Kenai woman indicted on new fraud charges

...Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River, a housing facility for female prisoners. According to the Department of Corrections, Malston is scheduled to be released in April 2015. The new charges result from an ongoing investigation of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-05/kenai-woman-indicted-on-new-fraud-ch
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Jailed Kenai woman indicted on new fraud charges

...Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River, a housing facility for female prisoners. According to the Department of Corrections, Malston is scheduled to be released in April 2015. The new charges result from an ongoing investigation of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-06/kenai-woman-indicted-on-new-fraud-ch
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Alaska Supreme Court: Prisoner's rights violated

...ANCHORAGE (AP) - The Alaska Supreme Court said the Department of Corrections violated a prisoner's rights when it sentenced...ordered DeRemer's punishment to be vacated.The Department of Corrections first undermined DeRemer's ability to present...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-05/alaska-supreme-court-prisoners-right
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What others say: Initiative 2 needs a new design

...to be grown in the privacy of homes. According to the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police and the Alaska Department of Corrections, there are currently no inmates incarcerated solely due to simple marijuana possession. Proponents claim opponents...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-16/what-others-say-initiative-2-need
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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
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Prison program offers inmates skills for outside success

...afternoon panel that featured former Hiland inmates Dana Hilbish and Rachel Burkhart, along with Lana Grist of the Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole.Hilbish and Burkhart both stressed that the transition from prison to outside...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-16/prison-program-offers-inmates-skills
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