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Ketchikan Correctional’s 2017 Torch Run Supports Special Olympics

Alaska Department of Corrections employees in Ketchikan, and across Alaska, joined several law enforcment agencies over the weekend for the Special Olympics Alaska annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The group of 88 runners and walkers representing the Southeast community raised $6,000 for the nonprofit.

All of the proceeds remain in Alaska communities and support local athletes.

“For us, this is huge,” said Ketchikan Correctional Center superintendent Jessica Mathews.

This year 14 Alaska communities took part.

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From gangs to a grad: A former inmate celebrates finishing college, KTOO

Check out this Alaska Public Media KTOO story on a former Alaska Department of Corrections inmate who graduated college after starting at the Flying University inside Lemon Creek Correctional

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