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Nome Screening of ‘Breaking the Cycle’ + Conversation w/ DOC about what AK can learn from Norway

The Department of Corrections presents a screening of the documentary, “Breaking the Cycle.” The hour-long film follows the warden of Halden — Norway’s most humane prison that’s showing promising results — tours the U.S. prison system to discuss the importance of rehabilitation in incarceration.

The screening will follow a discussion and Q & A with Commissioner Dean Williams.

Watch the trailer, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QNCwLEobZI

The event is free to the public.

 

Community in Unity heads to Nome

In the next installment of Community in Unity, Alaska Public Media is heading to the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome. What will we be talking about? The importance of community connections.

Being incarcerated is hard. So is being released. How are people in prison connecting with their communities and preparing for what’s next? What’s happening outside of prisons to help make the transition more successful for everyone in the community?
Join us for a conversation inside Anvil Mountain Correctional Center with inmates, staff, and other community members to learn about life inside the prison walls and ways to help people succeed on the outside.
The moderated community conversation will be held in the prison’s gym. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please bring a photo ID, and be prepared to check your belongings before going through security.

Community in Unity is Alaska Public Media’s community dialogue series. So far, the program has traveled to the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and the Goose Creek Correctional Center in Mat-Su.

We hope to see you there.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The conversation begins at 1 p.m. and will last an hour. It will be recorded for broadcast.

 

Listen: When prisoners own the store, everyone profits

“But for the past three years, all of the profits from the store have been reinvested in the prison to buy things like equipment for the gym and hobby shop and microwaves for the housing areas. Inmates vote to donate some of the funds to charities outside of the prison, too.”

Learn about the unique prison co-op at Spring Creek, and the sense of purpose and pride it gives to the institutions residents by listening to this story from the Solutions Desk at Alaska Public Media.

More: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2018/07/25/when-prisoners-own-the-store-everyone-profits/