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Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections

...intoxicated individuals to be held in prison for protective custody, and...alcohol or drugs in public to prison for protective custody. There...medically unstable individuals on prisons significantly burdens correction...the liability risk for the prison system, the report states...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/state-government/2015-11-16/review-calls-for-changes
State Government
Kenai man arrested on sexual abuse charges

...felonies. Class B felonies carry a punishment of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, while being convicted of a class C felony could result in up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. The incidents are listed in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-16/kenai-man-arrested-on-sexual-assault
News
Book review: "Duplicity: A Washington thriller"

...much detail and too many characters, both of which slow the story down), it's hard to cast aside a novel that includes a prison break-in and two brutal murders within the first eight pages. That's where the ride begins in "Duplicity," and it doesn't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-11-11/book-review-duplicity-
Arts & Entertainment
What others say: Sens. Coghill, Ellis bridging partisan divide to find solutions

...solution for Alaska's prison population. The Department...funds for building new prisons are nonexistent.Hearteningly...as other alternatives to prison, the trust says the reforms...incarcerated populations - three prisons in the state are on track...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-10-20/what-others-say-sens-coghill-elli
Opinion
Audience weighs in on state budget

...like combining maintenance positions for offices in Juneau and working to reduce the number of people housed in the state's prisons. But those efforts, while necessary, are likely going to be in the margin of a larger budget plan, she said. "This isn't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-23/audience-weighs-in-on-state-budget
News
Crime bill aims to reduce Alaska's incarceration rate

...said that state was looking to build four new prisons at the same time because of their growing prison population. Ellis said Texas decided to go...said instead of putting their money in new prisons, Texas chose to put it into community resource...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-08-0
News
Display of remorse follows display of agony

...Mark Massera, 33, was released from prison on Thanksgiving Day 2014. After acquiring...After leaving the enforced sobriety of prison, Massera said he tried to stay clean...Massera faces the possibility of a 20-day prison sentence, which may be commuted to community...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-27-1
News
Former educator gets 15-year sentence in child porn case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A former teaching assistant in Anchorage will spend up to 15 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. 34-year-old Daniel Allan Brown was also sentenced Friday to lifetime supervision...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-11
News
League of Women Voters adopts new election policy

...adopted new policies advocating for preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds, options for felons who have served their prison terms and allowing registration on Election Day, among others, to extend voting rights for Alaska's residents. The league...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-15/league-of-women-voters-adopts-new-el
News
What others say: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...Alaskans to take a hard look at the state's prison system and who inhabits it.Next fiscal...department, there were 5,267 Alaskans in prison on July 1, 2014, the first day of the...year. The exact number of Alaskans in prison will fluctuate from day to day as prisoners...

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

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