The stoves weigh between 50 and 90 pounds, and they’re not something you can just run in and grab. Grant Fairbanks, another Toyo stove dealer and mechanic in Bethel, said that it takes at least 15 minutes to detach one from the wall without damaging it.
Frustrated advocates and families point to overcrowding in prisons, inconsistent precautions and a general lack of transparency from the Department of Corrections.
ACLU senior counsel Susan Orlansky says the justices’ decision outlines how the state’s regulations potentially fall afoul of the U.S. Constitution on free speech and due process grounds.
By failing to collect those DNA samples, law enforcement has left Alaska’s DNA database with crucial gaps, allowing at least one serial rapist to go undetected.
First of two parts: In the state with the highest rate of sexual assault in the nation, testing the backlog of rape kits may not be enough. Many were from cases where the identity of the suspect was already known, or were opened only to find no usable DNA.
SHI President Rosita Worl said “the widespread interest in this story indicates to us that the public is as concerned as we are about protecting our cultural heritage.”
On Dec. 21, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges said that over 80% of the correctional center’s inmates had tested positive for COVID-19.
Jury trials remain suspended, and many people have no idea when they will get their day in court. Plus, defense attorneys say their inability to meet with clients put a damper on resolving cases through plea deals.
Charges against Miguel Moreno-Cortez allege he was an Alaska-based gun purchaser who was part of a larger network exporting guns to a Michoacán drug-trafficking organization.
The family members of Kelly Stephens agreed to drop the federal case. The family’s lawyers were not ready to comment.