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

Monday Dec 05, 2016

Inmates turn elves this holiday season, KTUU

Check out this awesome story on KTUU Channel 2 News, KTUU story on Alaska Department of Corrections Goose Creek's Christmas Toy Making Program


Friday Dec 02, 2016

DOC Deescalation Training, KTVA

Check out this KTVA 11 News story on the Alaska Department of Corrections Training Academy's Deescalation Training that involved DOC staff, the Alaska Department of Public Safety, JBER, Clear, and Ft. Wainwright Police.

Tuesday Nov 29, 2016

Mat Su Pre Trial Making Meals

Mat Su Pre Trial inmates putting in work in the kitchen to prepare the daily meals

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Training Preps AMCC Inmates for Work on the North Slope

Check out this story by KNOM on Anvil Mountain Correctional Center's training for inmates who could work on the North Slope.

Wednesday Nov 23, 2016

Brainstorming about PCC’s Future

Brainstorming session with Alaskan community leaders about the repurposing of Palmer Correctional Center

Monday Nov 07, 2016

John Lee Hooker Jr. visits Spring Creek

On a September day remarkable for its sunbursts, a member of blues royalty paid a visit to Spring Creek.

John Lee Hooker Jr., a dapper, dynamic, showman and, himself a man with a past, walked purposefully, back an forth before the guys sitting on the bleachers. And, as if on cue, the sun reached down through the high gym windows and lit everyone up. "I'm from the streets just like you," his voice boomed. And over and over he threw out the challenge: "Why sit here and not change?"

To hook his audience, to get bodies swaying and heart rates up, the Reverend gifted us with a taste of his award-winning gospel.

He energetically moved on to biblical stories and, most powerfully, shared his own saga of three prisons, alcohol and drug addiction, that he was stabbed, that he was shot, and that he overdosed. "I once tried to rob a blind man. He beat me up." There was laughter. There was genuine introspection. And there was a connection. And there was that Autumn sun enfolding us all.