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Juneau Central Office Decorates Doors for the Holidays

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Each year during the Christmas holiday season, the Department of Fish & Game organizes a door decorating contest in the Douglas Office Building. While the weather outside delivered storm, rain, snow, wind, fog and ice, DOC staff delivered warmth and cheer in the form of highly-decorated doorways. Rich Clime was honored for a one-man display of cheer. The Commissioner’s Office door was also honored for its corrections theme. All participants received certificates of achievement!

Chaplain Installation Held at Spring Creek

Chaplain Installation

Left: James Duncan, statewide Chaplaincy Coordinator; center, Seward Mayor Dave Seaward; right: David Arestad, SCCC Chaplain

Assistant Superintendent David Lockeby presided at the Chaplain Installation held Thursday, December 13. Here is the text of his address to those assembled for the ceremony:
“The Chaplaincy Program began at SCCC many years ago when Chaplain David Walker began as a volunteer. After a couple of years Alaska Correctional Ministries offered Chaplain Walker a full time position as Chaplain at SCCC. Chaplain Walker retired in 2002 and the program was continued by Chaplain Robert Thomas and Assistant Chaplain David Arestad. In 2006 the Chaplaincy Program at SCCC was no longer a paid position and we began relying on volunteers to help support the religious needs of the prisoners. Chaplain Arestad along with Chaplain Taylor volunteered and would come a couple times a week. We are very pleased that once again we will be having a full time Chaplain position and that this position is being filled by Chaplain Arestad. Together with the religious volunteers, Chaplain Arestad will be continuing a wonderful program that provides religious services to the many prisoners interested and in need.”