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Prison program offers inmates skills for outside success

The classroom at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center was serene and airy with silver-soft light filtering across the room. Bright nature murals sprawl across...
Juneau transitional housing for women opens in mid-March

...after prison. Having spent almost three years in Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River for drug offenses...Correctional Center, Ketchikan Correctional Center and Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. All women leaving the system...
Woman accused of shooting at trooper accepts plea deal

...plea hearing in Superior Court at Kenai Courthouse Wednesday. Tonee Walker, 59, pleaded guilty telephonically from Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River to the charge of third-degree assault instead of first-degree attempted murder...
Wildwood implements dog program

...minimum-security section. Their days consist of caring for and reinforcement training of the animals. Modeled after Hiland Mountain Correctional Center's Special Pet Obedience Training Program, aka SPOT, it's significantly scaled back. Hiland's...
Dilley to repay money

...restitution amount. Authorities have not recovered any of the stolen money. Dilley has begun serving her sentence at the Hiland Mountain Correction Center in Eagle River. After entering guilty pleas in July to two class B felonies, first-degree theft...
Walker pleads not guilty

...with reckless driving, also a misdemeanor. Walker attended her arraignment telephonically from the medical unit of Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, a facility for housing female prisoners located near Eagle River. Public defender Andy Pevehouse...
Eagle River woman collects knit items for homeless

...Last year, she secured more than 1,300 items - a majority coming from the inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. Boggs said Hiland Mountain also donated handmade items this year. There were so many items last year, Boggs said...
Charges dropped against Wasilla mother accused of murder

...defender Greg Heath said the ruling vindicated the defense claims. Souter ordered Welton to continue to be held at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center on $250,000 bail pending a new indictment. Prosecutors contend Welton tried to kill her sons...
Alaska inmates find identity in orchestra

...After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center once she was released.But every Saturday she makes the 10-mile drive with a viola in tow for...
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