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Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections

JUNEAU - A review of the Alaska Department of Corrections ordered by Gov. Bill Walker after several inmate deaths found outdated policies, cases of lax or informal consequences for apparent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/state-government/2015-11-16/review-calls-for-changes
State Government
Local true to life crime author holds book signing at Walgreens grand opening

...thought we were the oldest hippies on the highway," he said. For twenty years, Walden worked with the Alaska Department of Corrections. "That gave me the opportunity to associate with a lot of criminals in my life, which are the experiences...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-10-12/local-true-to-life-crime-author-
Dispatch
Soldotna council candidates weigh-in during sparsely attended forum

...running against Fred Sturman. Whitney has worked as a police officer, public defender investigator and for the department of corrections during his career. He has been a councilman on the Fairbanks City Council, a member of the borough's planning...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-30/soldotna-council-candidates-weigh-in
News
What others say: Sens. Coghill, Ellis bridging partisan divide to find solutions

...outcomes.Cost reduction is a big motivator to find a better solution for Alaska's prison population. The Department of Corrections budget last year was $327 million, a substantial chunk of the state operating budget that's in danger of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-10-20/what-others-say-sens-coghill-elli
Opinion
Many make KCHS Job Shadow Day a success

...Peninsula Clarion, Peninsula Memorial Chapel, State of Alaska District Attorney's Office, State of Alaska Department of Correction's Kenai Probation Office, Soldotna Chiropractic & Therapeutic Massage, Soldotna High School, Soldotna Police...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-25/many-make-kchs-job-shadow
Letters
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
News
What others say: Expanding a broken system

...change here.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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-27/what-others-say-expanding-a-broke
Opinion
What others say: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...Alaska will spend $326 million on the Alaska Department of Corrections. According to figures from the department...problem. As lawmakers face the issue, even the Department of Corrections will be cut.Prison reform must be part of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-30/what-others-say-to-fight-rising-p
Opinion
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
News
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
News

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