News, Events, and Activities in the Alaska Department of Corrections

Friday Aug 26, 2016

Recruitment Advertisement

The State of Alaska, Department of Corrections, is recruiting for a Deputy Commissioner of Transition Services which will oversee all statewide probation, parole, pre-trial and community re-entry efforts. This position is responsible for oversight of all operations and policy implementation to ensure that probation, parole, pre-trial and re-entry goals and objectives are consistent and compatible with goals and objectives set by the department and administration.

Demonstrated leadership skills are an essential component of these positions. This position is assigned a duty station of Anchorage with an annual starting salary of $106,400 - $118,500 plus benefits. Salary will vary depending on experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume to the following address no later than September 9, 2016 to:

State of Alaska
Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 112000
Juneau, AK 99811
Attention Recruitment: Brittany Hurlburt

Information may also be submitted via fax @ 907-465-8531 or e-mailed to

The State of Alaska is an EEO/ADA employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made available to individuals with disabilities upon request to the Office of the Governor in advance.

Thursday Aug 25, 2016

CO 131 Graduation

Congratulations to the Basic Correctional Officer Academy #131 who graduated on Friday, 8/19/2016.

There were 32 officers from eight different facilities whom successfully completed the six weeks of instruction.

Class Speaker: LeighAnn Smith (HMCC)

Ethics Reader: Patrick Gonser (GCCC)

Valedictorian: Eric Fell (ACC)

Monday Aug 22, 2016

Bethel Probation Officer Stops Escaped Inmate

PO Nick Charles of Bethel Probation assisted Troopers in apprehending an escaped inmate in Bethel recently.

PO Charles was punched in the jaw as he attempted to cuff the escapee; he is OK, a little sore, but OK thankfully.

Bethel Probation team members PO Justin Brandt, PO Lynn Carlson and PO Nick Charles deserve recognition for their efforts.

It was all hands on deck out there and Bethel PD and AST were certainly appreciative.

We appreciate you!

Friday Aug 19, 2016

American Heart Association Certification at KCC

Congratulations to 88 inmates at Ketchikan Correctional Center who so far in 2016, have completed American Heart Association Certification for either First Aid Basics or CPR/AED use and will receive certification cards from Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center that they can use to improve their job prospects in Ketchikan and elsewhere. James Washington, Randall Johanson, Billy Riggs, Josh Cowley, Scott Arrington and Zack Willard were in the most recent CPR class.

Thursday Aug 18, 2016

Goose Creek Vocational Achievement Awards

Goose Creek Correctional Center recently recognized 150 inmates with Vocational Education Achievement Awards for their dedication and hard work in completing their courses.