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

Fairbanks Correctional Center Garden Project

Fairbanks Correctional Center inmates spent the summer growing and nurturing several raised beds full of vegetables. Recently, they were able to harvest their gardens and donate the food to Stevie’s Place which is a local non-profit that provides child advocacy services.

The inmates were given a list of non-profits and chose Stevie’s Place as the recipient of their hard work. Correctional Officer Julie Johnson spearheaded the project and did an outstanding job working alongside the inmates to produce the best crop they could despite the wet summer in Fairbanks. We look forward to expanding the garden project next year!

Fairbanks Correctional Center Mural

Over the last few months, there have been numerous inmates at Fairbanks Correctional Center who have participated in painting a mural in the gym. The results are amazing! The attached picture does not do justice to the details they incorporated in their artwork. They chose to create a mural that starts in springtime in Fairbanks (to the left), move into the summer activities, transition into fall and finish the mural with winter in the interior. We appreciate the amazing talent we have at FCC and will continue to encourage the arts within our walls.

Mural at Fairbanks Correctional Center

FCC Celebrates Correctional Officers, Nurses Week

On May 6, Fairbanks Correctional Center staff celebrated Correctional Officer week along with Nurses week. Conveniently both weeks fell on the same days this year. As it was the beginning of May (Cinco de Mayo) we had a taco and burrito bar set up for all to enjoy. It was a great time for the staff to come together and appreciate each other and the difficult jobs we do every day. The food was amazing and a great time was had by all.

— Superintendent Tamara Axelsson

Six Graduate from CAP at Fairbanks

FCC CAP Graduates

From L-R: David Johnson, Joseph Barnes, Jacques Lisbey, Patrick Peryea, and Jeffery Sessoms

Six inmates successfully completed the Criminal Attitudes Program at Fairbanks Correctional Center. The six received their certificates on December 27th. “The Criminal Attitudes Program (CAP) program is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral program that focuses specifically on the attitudes, values, beliefs, and rationalizations conducive to criminality. It is designed to specifically target criminal cognitions rather than process based factors. The program consists of 22 two hour group sessions for a total of 44 hours of intervention,” said class facilitator and Education Coordinator Fred Quaile.