AK DOC Today

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

Volunteers Bring Christmas to Anchorage Correctional Center

Superintendent Jesse Self of Anchorage Correctional Complex is pleased to share how a small Christmas party for the females housed at ACC that was sponsored by Big Lake Independent Baptist Church in which Mrs. Mosley is a dedicated volunteer for the female church services. The Alaska Department of Corrections is fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers.

ACC Christmas Party

Superintended Self, Bonny Mosley and Chaplain Gerald Silliman at ACC Christmas Party.

Maintenance Supervisor Honored for 25 Years of Service

Photo of Brian Hudson being congratulated

Anchorage Correctional Complex Maintenance Supervisor, Brian Hudson is congratulated by Commissioner Taylor on 25 years of service to the Department of Corrections. Brian was presented a 25 year service pin and certificate by the Commissioner, also present were Acting Director Dean Marshall, and Superintendent Self. Please congratulate Brian for his dedicated service to the Department of Corrections.

New Path High School Sees Record Student Success

Photo of New Path High School educators

From left to right: Educators Saundra Senior, Ben Gatlin, Mary Byard and Nichelle Mauk. Not shown: Tommy Heinrich (math support)

The New Path High School, located in the Anchorage Correctional Complex, has had another very successful year with 15 students graduating and an additional 41 continuing to work toward that goal. Leading the way was a group of three students who reached the Platinum Level on the WorkKeys Assessment, which is given to all juniors and any senior that wants to work on improving his or her score. In the five years that the Anchorage School District has been administering the test only six students have reached this level. All students who re-tested passed the high school exit exam with an average increase in score of 30-plus points. A job well done by staff and students!

ACC East Echo Mod Jump Barriers Installation Complete

The Facilities Capital Improvement Unit recently completed two projects designed to prevent inmates from harming themselves by jumping from the mezzanine level of the housing units. Improvements were made at ACC-W Lima Mod and ACC-E Echo Mod. A collaborative effort for the best materials was thoroughly discussed prior to the final design. Superintendent Debbie Miller and her security staff were very helpful during the materials selection process. Polycarbonate clear panels were selected for the lower portion for better visibility coupled with expanded metal installed at the top of the barrier to prevent interference with smoke detection and sprinkler systems. A continual solid barrier from the hand rail to the ceiling would have interfered with the life safety systems and not received fire plan review approval. Facility Manager Dan Aicher was responsible for the design coordination and contractor oversight. Both projects were completed successfully on time and within budget. Staff relocation of inmates normally housed in the Mods was another logistical challenge that took careful consideration and planning. Close coordination between ACC security and Facilities staff was the key to the success of the project. Thanks to all for your continued professionalism and dedication.

— Clif Reagle