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PCC donates 20 dog houses to Mat Su Animal Shelter

Palmer Correctional Center has donated 20 dog houses to the Mat-Su Animal Shelter. The donation is in response to an urgent request for assistance after receiving 150 dogs into their care in a single occasion. Inmates at PCC Medium and PCC Minimum paid for materials through club sales and volunteered their time and labor to construct the doghouses, which were delivered last weekend. Correctional Officer Harry Moore and Sgt. Steinriede supervised the project.

For the past few years PCC has supported the Mat Su Animal Shelter by providing prisoner volunteer workers to assist once a week. That has been increased to twice a week, when staff is available to supervise, while the shelter works through its sudden increase in capacity.

Wildwood Correctional Center names Employees of the Year


Sgt. James Milburn and CO II Valerie Hudson have been named Wildwood Correctional Center’s Employees of the Year. Sgt. Milburn is an eleven year veteran of the Department. He is currently a Shift Supervisor at the sentenced facility. He has exemplified the Departments mission and works very hard to promote staff involvement in public service endeavors. He most recently was the team captain for the Relay for Life event held in Soldotna in the spring. He is hard working and a positive role model for other staff members. CO II Valerie Hudson, time-accounting officer at the pretrial facility, is an almost 15-year DOC veteran. She is a time accounting officer at the pre-trial facility. She has been instrumental in training the staff in use of the new ACOMS system. “She is the “go to” person when questions arise in any area of the facility,” said Superintendent Bob Hibpshman. “She is truly a gem.”