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

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2017: Walk a Mile flyer/Donation Page

Correctional Officers and DOC staff,

Hello all! It’s that time of year again where Correctional Officers take on the challenge of the dreaded MILE! No, not the mile in your housing units, but for a great cause. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s nearly time to don your heels for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraising event!! This fantastic event is put on by Standing Together Against Rape. The event will again be hosted by DJ Don Megga and broadcast live on KFAT 92.9

The Correctional Officers have been a part of the walk for the last 4 years and in that short time have taken 2nd place twice and last year won 1st place in donations!

The Alaska State Troopers were devastated. (They had won every other year previously.) With your help, we could not only repeat but make this year our biggest turn out ever!

If you would like to participate and don’t have heels? No worries! Please contact me! Just give me you name and shoe size. STAR will provide you with heels to walk in! If you would like to donate, please click on the link I have provided. Not a C.O.? No problem! It is a family event! Come on down to the @University Center Mall on April 29th at 11:30am. The walk starts at High Noon! Walk with us or watch the event. It’s a hilariously good time! It would be a great honor if you would join us in this much needed event! Thank you for all your help and support!! Stay safe!

As Correctional Officers “We Walk Alaska’s Toughest Beat”. We will show our support by “Walking a Mile in Her Shoes”.

Officer Tommy Quinlan

Correctional Officer Fundraising Page 2017


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Bethel Inmates Give Back To Community

Julius Pleasant takes a break from teaching an Anger Management class at the Geo Group Tundra Center that houses Alaska Department of Corrections inmates to share how justice involved individuals are giving back to the community of Bethel, AK and the surrounding villages.

Projects such as handmade kuspuks, blankets and afghans are distributed to village elders, Alzheimer’s patients, disabled veterans, and expectant mothers.

We are so proud of him for leading these efforts.

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DOC Honors Certified Nurses

Certified Nurses Day was Sunday, March 19th, a day recognizing nurses who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty.

Please join us in honoring our dedicated board certified nurses at the Alaska Department of Corrections for their quality and compassionate care.

Colleen Howard – Anchorage Correctional Complex – certified in emergency nursing

Tom Day – Ketchikan Correctional Complex – certified in emergency nursing

Melinda Rodgers – Ketchikan Correctional Complex – certified in medical surgical nursing

Janet Hilleary – Wildwood Correctional Complex – certified in medical surgical nursing

Kim Culross – Anchorage Central Office – certified in ambulatory care and telehealth nursing

(Pictured below Nurse Janet Hileary & Nurse Tom Day)

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New K-9 Drug Detection Dogs To Be Used By DOC & DPS

Check out this Channel 2 News, KTUU story by Dan Carpenter on the new K-9 Drug Detection Dogs that are being trained to be utilized by Alaska Department of Corrections & Alaska State Troopers throughout Alaska.

Name the New DOC K9

Help us here at Alaska Department of Corrections name our new K9 who will be doing drug detection after going to the K9 Academy!

He is a 16 month old male whose detection K9 work will be used to further Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s initiative to combat drugs in our State.

Please go to https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaDOC/ to give us your suggestions.

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DOC Nurse Jumps to the Rescue at Ice Carving Championships

After work on Wednesday, March 1st, Alaska Department of Corrections Health & Rehabilitation Services staff decided to go check out the 2017 BP World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks.

As they stopped to watch a carver use a chainsaw to put the finishing touches on a giant ice sculpture that was about 10 feet high, the vibrations from the chainsaw caused the entire structure to collapse on top of him and he was struck in the head by one of the pieces of falling ice.

Before anyone else could move Director of Nursing Kim Culross was at his side quickly assessing his injuries and talking with him to keep him calm while others called for EMS. The other carvers on his team estimated that the chunk that hit him in the head weighed about 100 pounds. Thankfully, it sounds like he is going to be ok but we are so proud of Nurse Culross who didn’t hesitate to jump in and take charge of a scary situation.

Thank you Kim! We appreciate one of DOC’s finest.

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