Alaska Legislature failed to pass bill at session’s close.
Frustrated advocates and families point to overcrowding in prisons, inconsistent precautions and a general lack of transparency from the Department of Corrections.
Hiland Mountain Correctional Center has 109 active cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. That’s up from just three cases a week ago.
At Goose Creek Correctional Center outside of Wasilla, nearly 800 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 out of an inmate population of about 1,300.
Gene Geisler, 38, faces two to 12 years in prison for each count, if convicted, and could face 99 years behind bars
Firefighters are reporting good progress on the Sockeye Fire near Willow, according to Public Information Officer Ada Takasc at the incident command post.
Alaska’s criminal justice system is expensive, ineffective, and unsustainable — that’s the hard truth shared by a group of legal experts on the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission.