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Governor Walker sings proclamations recognizing COs and Nurses

This week is a big week for DOC, its National Correctional Officers Week and National Nurses Week. Both roles are critical to the daily functions of each of our facilities and to public safety.

Yesterday, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed proclamations that recognize the hard work these men and women do day in and day out.

Thank you to all of our COs and nurses. The work you do does not go unnoticed. We’re thankful for your dedication to serving Alaskans.

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.