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

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Ketchikan Correctional Center Program Graduates

Congratulations to Ketchikan Correctional Center inmates who recently graduated from the CAP and Reentry Programs, and the Alaska Host Visitor Industry Class.

PCC Bakes World Flavors Cakes

Palmer Correctional Center getting their bake on as inmates cooked six cakes for the World Flavors Potluck at the Mat-Su Career and Tech High School in Wasilla recently.

This was a family event and participants included Governor Bill Walker, First Lady Donna Walker, Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle, Palmer Mayor DeLena Johnson, Houston Mayor Virgie Thompson, Mat-Su Borough Mayor Vern Halter, and many others.

These cakes were put together by inmates Michael Ponte and Harley Woods, with the help of our kitchen staff, Dave Cobb and Nancy Henrionnet. The cakes provided 300 servings for the event.

Thank you! We appreciate you!

Tuesday May 24, 2016

DOC Torch Runs For Special Olympics

On May 21st more than 1000 participants, including hundred’s of Alaska Law Enforcement personnel ran simultaneous 5K's in 13 Alaskan Communities.

Alaska Department of Corrections staff from Juneau, Palmer and Ketchikan were part of the amazing group of Alaska Law Enforcement who is trying to raise both awareness and funds for Special Olympics Alaska athletes. It is one of the largest simultaneous multi-community running events held in Alaska.

Thank You! We appreciate you!