Correcting the Department of Corrections

Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage.

Prisoner treatment has been a national topic of discussion and a recent report on  the Alaska Department of Corrections found numerous problems in the state’s system. Governor Bill Walker called the system broken, fired the commissioner and put long time Alaska law man Walt Monegan in charge of making changes at DOC.

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HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Walt Monegan, commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Dean Williams, author, Department of Corrections report
  • Statewide callers


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.