AK DOC Today

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

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes

It’s that time of year again! March means April is right around the corner, and April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)!

If you would like to support Star Alaska and the Correctional Officers that are participating in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, please help our mission by donating! Or you can support STAR by getting a team together, or participating on your own!

For information on participating or donating contact Officer Tommy Quinlan at Thomas.quinlan@Alaska.gov Thank you for all your support!

Celebrate Recovery

Alaska Department of Corrections in partnership with the Kodiak Area Mentor Program hosted a very meaningful event for Kodiak that involved Amy Avery Gill, the Alaska Representative for Celebrate Recovery.

In 2009 Amy was arrested in Kodiak and charged with MICS III, MICS IV, Aiding and Abetting MICS I; and Conspiracy First Degree MICS (Criminal Enterprise). She had five co-defendants, and her role in the offense was as the higher level distributor of methamphetamine to four of the co-defendants.

Amy’s success on probation, being supervised in Anchorage by PO Lana Grist, led to her early termination from probation and her securing employment as the Administrative Assistant at Faith Christian Community Church as well as obtaining the position of Alaska Representative for Celebrate Recovery.

What makes this event stand out is that when Amy was invited to speak to KAMP and Celebrate Recovery, she asked if it would be possible for her to address the law enforcement officers, court system personnel, and prosecutor who were involved in her case. She asked to have the opportunity to tell them that the work that they do really matters, and that lives can really change.

Many of those in attendance thanked Amy for having the courage to come back to Kodiak and face the people who were instrumental in putting her in jail.

Amy gave credit to the TLC Program at Hiland Mountain Correctional for being an integral part of her success.

Thank you Amy! We appreciate you!