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Ketchikan Correctional Center Programs & Services

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • Core Chaplaincy Services – Worship services; Bible/religious studies; Devotional study/prayer; Special music, drama, religious events; One-on-one mentoring; Pastoral care and counseling; Crisis intervention; Death notifications; Management of religious diversity issues; Religious literature distribution; Critical Incident Stress management.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – This is a twelve-step program of recovery from drug addiction. It is group oriented and modeled on the AA program.
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Includes basic academic instruction in Reading, Writing, and computational skills below the ninth-grade level.
  • Alaska Reentry Course - Offender reintegration, including resume writing, interviewing, budgeting skills, workplace literacy, and a reentry plan.
  • Computer Lab - General Education programs in keyboarding, WordPerfect, Excel, Desktop Publishing, Alaska Career Information, and a variety of enrichment software programs on disc.
  • Criminal Attitude Program - A structured program designed to alter the criminal thinking of offenders, consisting of 15 separate modules delivered through approximately 45 hours of therapeutic time.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) - Secondary Education, in the form of instruction leading to a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Parenting Classes (Inside Out Dad) - This is a program for incarcerated fathers that includes 12 one-hour core sessions and 26 one-hour optional sessions. The format allows a program to vary from very basic to very advanced depending on the needs of the individual. It can be implemented in a group or on a one-on-one setting.
  • Post Secondary Academic Services - Post secondary computer courses are available in the computer lab, and inmates may also enroll in Distance Educations Courses through the University of Alaska. The Education Coordinator provides assistance with college applications, financial aid applications, tutoring, and test monitoring, plus acts as liaison with postsecondary institutions.
  • Contracted Clinical Services – Professional one-on-one counseling provided by Akeela / Gateway Center for Human Services.
  • Telepsychiatry - Psychological assessment and evaluation services provided by DOC Mental Health Clinicians via “Doc-In-The-Box” tele-med with the assistance of local medical staff and clinicians.
  • ADEC Safe Food Handler Program – This is a program designed to train inmates to qualify for an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation “Safe Food Handler” card that is required for employees working in food establishments regulated by the DEC. Such establishments include those where food for public consumption is handled; especially it is unwrapped ready-to-eat food of food that has any unprotected contact surfaces.
  • Alaska Host Training (which is visitor industry related information about local history and customer service) and is sponsored by the State of Alaska.
  • First Aid and CPR training, which results in American Heart Association sponsored first aid and CPR cards.
  • OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour training
  • AMSEA Marine Safety Training
  • Flagger Training
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