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From ADN: Rethinking Alaska’s only maximum-security prison

Last month, the Anchorage Daily News spent a day with Spring Creek Correctional Center superintendent Bill Lapinskas.

They discussed a lot — from ethics and morals to solitary confinement and mental health.

“Rather than menace them and just enforce rules every day, why aren’t we trying to invoke change? Real change,” (Lapinskas) said. “Not force it, but entice it and seduce it and get it out of these guys through meaningful conversation and decency.”

Read more: https://www.adn.com/features/alaska-news/crime-courts/2018/10/26/rethinking-spring-creek/?fbclid=IwAR3wktDeCKcQqykNwDVqIXIPYSI0uP1I5Lab0gvQ1moug40LqHYpTg0WcA8