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

Tuesday Mar 21, 2017

Bethel Inmates Give Back To Community

Julius Pleasant takes a break from teaching an Anger Management class at the Geo Group Tundra Center that houses Alaska Department of Corrections inmates to share how justice involved individuals are giving back to the community of Bethel, AK and the surrounding villages.

Projects such as handmade kuspuks, blankets and afghans are distributed to village elders, Alzheimer's patients, disabled veterans, and expectant mothers.

We are so proud of him for leading these efforts.

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Probation Officers Put On Teacher Hats For Alaska Community

Alaska Department of Corrections Probation Officers recently trained and were certified to be teachers with Community Resources for Justice and taught the course "Utilizing the Principles of Effective Intervention & Graduated Responses in Probation and Parole" to members of the Alaska community.

An awesome course that will be taught again soon.

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Monday Mar 20, 2017

DOC Honors Certified Nurses

Certified Nurses Day was Sunday, March 19th, a day recognizing nurses who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty.

Please join us in honoring our dedicated board certified nurses at the Alaska Department of Corrections for their quality and compassionate care.

Colleen Howard – Anchorage Correctional Complex – certified in emergency nursing

Tom Day – Ketchikan Correctional Complex – certified in emergency nursing

Melinda Rodgers – Ketchikan Correctional Complex – certified in medical surgical nursing

Janet Hilleary – Wildwood Correctional Complex – certified in medical surgical nursing

Kim Culross – Anchorage Central Office – certified in ambulatory care and telehealth nursing

(Pictured below Nurse Janet Hileary & Nurse Tom Day)

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New K-9 Drug Detection Dogs To Be Used By DOC & DPS

Check out this Channel 2 News, KTUU story by Dan Carpenter on the new K-9 Drug Detection Dogs that are being trained to be utilized by Alaska Department of Corrections & Alaska State Troopers throughout Alaska.

Friday Mar 17, 2017

Alaska Legislature Holds Worship Service For Lemon Creek

Thank You Senator Pete Kelly, Representative Bryce Edgmon, Senator Cathy Giessel, and Rep. Dave Talerico for coming to Lemon Creek Correctional to hold an awesome praise and worship service for the inmates and for showering them with love and inspiration to succeed.

We appreciate you!

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Dropped dogs receive "TLC" at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, KTUU

Check out this Channel 2 News, KTUU story by Samantha Angaiak on the long running and therapeutic Alaska Department of Corrections Hiland Mountain Correctional Center Iditarod Dropped Dogs Program.

http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Dropped-dogs-receive-TLC-at-Hiland-Mountain-Correctional-Center-416286293.html

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