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

The 2017 Veterans Performance Incentive Award goes to…

Congratulations to DOC criminal justice planner for educational programing Gary Olsen. On Friday, he was awarded the 2017 Veterans Performance Incentive Award (VPIA) for all his hard work connecting veterans, coming through the correctional system, to the reentry employment services that help them be successful in our communities.

Mr. Olsen worked with our DOC staff to help identify veterans upon intake, tracked the information, and used it to notify the Alaska Job Center of veterans who are about to be released.

Mr. Olsen was honored at the annual Veterans and Military Spouses Job Fair on November 18, 2017.

Understanding the value of family

Successful re-entry back for offenders includes more than finding a job or a place to stay, it also involves reconnecting with family and children. In parenting classes at the Ketchikan Correctional Center (KCC), inmates learn how to reconnect with their families, and they learn  valuable techniques to deal with discipline, encouragement and support.

In the photo below, Richard Wilson, Brian Ojeda and Jordan Joplin display their certificates after successfully completing the parenting class at KCC.

Fairbanks COs awarded first Commissioner’s Awards

Three Fairbanks correctional officers received the first ever Commissioner’s Awards last week.

On June 19, 2017, Staff Sergeant Mark Benoit, and Officers James Beaudreault and Daniel Welch worked together to coordinate surveillance efforts and report a suspicious vehicle and suspect on the Fairbanks Correctional Center’s premises to local law enforcement.

This information greatly assisted law enforcement’s pursuit of an armed suspect located in the wood line surrounding the facility.
Through the direction of Staff Sergeant Benoit to his officers and timely communication with local law enforcement the incident was brought to a safe conclusion.

Thank you for your dedicated service to this state.

 

Ketchikan inmates learn about marine safety

Inmates at the Ketchikan Correctional Center recently took part in Alaska Marine Safety Education Association training, sponsored by the Department of Corrections. AMSEA instructor Dug Jensen was at the facility for the three-day class that certified the inmates to be marine safety drill instructors. Many of Ketchikan’s industries are water related and require marine safety instruction certification. Ketchikan Correctional Center is committed to providing inmates skills and certifications that can be used in the local job market as part of its reentry program.

Wildwood inmates help commemorate 9/11

Inmates from Wildwood Correctional Center worked with the American Legion and placed almost 3,000 flags in downtown Kenia in remembrance of the September 11.

Thank you to all of our fallen heroes who sacrificed everything that day 16 years ago. And thank you to all of the brave men and women who continue to protect our country, our people, and our homes.

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Cordova Center raises money for Beans Café

On Saturday, the Cordova Center raised money for a local nonprofit that works every day to feed the hungry. By the end of the day, the group had raised $424 for Beans Cafe. Not bad for a day’s work.
The facility, which sits on the at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Karluk Street, feeds those in need 365 days a year, and also serves as a place for people to gather, and to connect with valuable community resources.
If you missed the car wash, but are interested in donating items, food, money, or time to Beans Café, visit https://www.beanscafe.org/volunteer.

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Correctional Officers Gifting To Alaskans in Need

Alaska Department of Corrections Correctional Officers volunteering at The Neighborhood GIFT with The Salvation Army Alaska Division and other Alaska social services and faith-based programs.

Officers were able to help families in need receive toys and food for Christmas. More than 15,000 toys were given out this holiday season.

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Recruitment Advertisement

The State of Alaska, Department of Corrections, is recruiting for a Deputy Commissioner of Transition Services which will oversee all statewide probation, parole, pre-trial and community re-entry efforts. This position is responsible for oversight of all operations and policy implementation to ensure that probation, parole, pre-trial and re-entry goals and objectives are consistent and compatible with goals and objectives set by the department and administration.

Demonstrated leadership skills are an essential component of these positions. This position is assigned a duty station of Anchorage with an annual starting salary of $106,400 – $118,500 plus benefits. Salary will vary depending on experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume to the following address no later than September 9, 2016 to:

State of Alaska
Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 112000
Juneau, AK 99811
Attention Recruitment: Brittany Hurlburt

Information may also be submitted via fax @ 907-465-8531 or e-mailed to Brittany.hurlburt@alaska.gov

The State of Alaska is an EEO/ADA employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made available to individuals with disabilities upon request to the Office of the Governor in advance.