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

Friday May 26, 2017

Commissioner Williams talks about increased efforts to combat drugs in prisons, KTUU

Check out Alaska Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams talking to Channel 2 News about efforts to combat drugs inside the prisons.


Ketchikan Correctional's 2017 Torch Run Supports Special Olympics

Alaska Department of Corrections employees in Ketchikan, and across Alaska, joined several law enforcment agencies over the weekend for the Special Olympics Alaska annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The group of 88 runners and walkers representing the Southeast community raised $6,000 for the nonprofit.

All of the proceeds remain in Alaska communities and support local athletes.

"For us, this is huge," said Ketchikan Correctional Center superintendent Jessica Mathews.

This year 14 Alaska communities took part.

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Wednesday May 24, 2017

Alaska's lone women's prison welcomes men following facility shutdowns, KTUU

Check out this KTUU story on the Alaska Department of Corrections Hiland TLC program that features both men and women.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017

Hiland Mountain Awesome Annual Plant Sale 2017

Check out this KTVA 11 News story on the Alaska Department of Corrections Hiland Mountain Awesome Annual Plant Sale

Monday May 22, 2017

Lemon Creek Correctional Adopt A Highway

Alaska Department of Corrections Lemon Creek Correctional staff taking part in the Alaska Adopt a Highway Program in Juneau, Alaska.

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Friday May 19, 2017

Community Pretrial Division Supervisors Hitting the Ground Running

Alaska Department of Corrections Community Pretrial Division Statewide Supervisors are hitting the ground running in preparation for the new Pretrial Division in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.

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