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Q&A: Alaska House of Representatives

...will continue to listen. Paul Seaton, District 31: We need to figure out how to do many things more efficiently in Alaska. Prisons/corrections is an example, we have one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation multiplied with the highest cost...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-29/qa-alaska-house-of-representative
Opinion
Crime bill aims to reduce Alaska's incarceration rate

JUNEAU - Prisons. Jail time. Incarceration. Those words...the current path is untenable. Alaska prisons will hit their incarceration limits within...that state was looking to build four new prisons at the same time because of their growing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-08-0
News
Senate panel takes up bill to build several prisons

...The state would then pay $72 million annually to operate the prisons and make lease payments to the communities. Sen. Lyda Green...Gov. Tony Knowles introduced a $117 million bill to expand prisons and jails around the state. Both his and Green's bills would...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041102/ala_041102ala0070001.shtml
alaska

...Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the...after being held in a series of secret CIA prisons.A CIA inspector general's report said...is tainted by CIA actions in the secret prisons and could be used to spare him from the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-22
News
Missing Malaysian jetliner likely hijacked

...Rights activists say reports of abuses in prisons are mounting, with prisoners describing...them. The flood of arrests has swamped prisons and the legal system. Many are held for...set up in police training camps because prisons are overcrowded. Inmates are kept for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-16-3
News

...said Libya's current government would act on as an emergency Cabinet, without elaborating.Farnana, who is in charge of prisons operated by the military police, said forces loyal to Hifter carried out Sunday's attack on parliament. He also said Sunday's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-18-5
News
Grace for mothers and others

...these has been "Amazing Grace," which is still a favorite of millions. There are even "Amazing Grace" groups that meet in prisons and other places to talk about this old hymn and tell what it means to them, unaware that their favorite hymn is a washboard...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-05-08/grace-for-mothers-and-others
Community
Proposed state marijuana initiative finds support in Kenai Peninsula

...cocaine, he said.Derleth said he sees firsthand how the justice system is flawed with arrests on drug possession that flood prisons nationwide. Since 1980, the prison population has increased eight-fold with 80 percent involving drug convictions, he...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-25/proposed-state-marijuana-initiative-
News
The 'spy' still out in the cold

...clemency, even in light of Pollard's failing health and desire to live in Israel.Israel has released murderers from its prisons after U.S. pressure in pursuit of an unobtainable peace with Palestinians, whose antipathy toward Israel never changes...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-11-11/the-spy-still-out-in-the-cold
Opinion
Study finds dire conditions for Alaskan women

...violence manifests itself in real consequences for women," she said.In 2011, 11 percent of those incarcerated in Alaska prisons were women, up from about 7 percent in 2002. Of those, 72 percent were in jail on felony convictions. The study says most...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-26/study-finds-dire-conditions-for-alas
News

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