The courts have different names and rules throughout the state — some focus on drug use, others on alcohol. And some specialize in categories of defendants, like parents or military veterans.
Alaska’s Corrections commissioner has canceled an upcoming Father’s Day event at a correctional center near Wasilla, upsetting some families of inmates.
Recent debates have focused on the criminal justice overhaul passed two years ago, known as Senate Bill 91. Both candidates offer distinct visions for reform.
In the last two decades, Norway has made a series of changes to lower their recidivism rate — the rate people convicted of crimes re-offend. These changes include making life in prison look a lot more like normal life.
360 North’s new documentary “Inside Out: Leaving Prison Behind,” premieres 8 p.m. this Friday, June 23 on 360 North.
Three former inmates that live in Juneau share what prepared them for life after prison, and what they think has kept them out.
When a person gets out of jail, the process is called re-entry — they’re re-entering society. It can be like starting a life in a foreign land where the people don’t want you there.
The House and Senate will likely form a conference committee to resolve the differences between the chambers’ different versions of the bill.
Senate Bill 91 is one of the most hotly debated bills of the session.
Senate Bill 91 is aimed at reducing recidivism, as well as the state’s prison costs.