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

Palmer DOC Staff join Palmer Law Enforcement in Torch Run

Department of Corrections staff joined a field of approximately 150 participants in the annual fund-raising run for Special Olympics. The field raised approximately $7,100 so far for Special Olympics Alaska from the valley event alone. This is now two years in a row where we have had substantial participation and double that of previous years. Our run in the valley was just one of 13 runs held simultaneously around the state that so far this year have raised $82,658.00 for Special Olympics Alaska. We are still waiting for the totals from three of those runs so we very well may have topped $100,000.00 this year. It was great to see DOC out there raising money for such a good cause!

Hiland Mountain Inmates mark season with roadside clean-up

The Hiland Mountain Correctional Center has begun the summer giveback projects for 2012. An inmate work crew began this season by cleaning up the facility parking lot, perimeter road and frontage roads leading to the facility. They removed the winter’s deposit of gravel and accumulated trash prior to the annual parking lot plant sale.

On May 23rd, eight inmates from the prison cleaned up a section of the Glenn Highway between the South and North exits of the highway The institution officially adopted this section of the Highway as a giveback project last year. The adoption commitments lasts three years. The facility is responsible to cleanup both sides of the highway and the median three times during the summer. The crew collected approximately 720 pounds of trash and debris, as they cleaned up the entire stretch for the first time this season.