Tag: corrections system

Inmate at Goose Creek Correctional tests positive for coronavirus

It is the first inmate of Alaska's correctional system to have a positive test, but only four have been conducted in the Wasilla facility.

Legislators Searching for Ways to Cut Spending on Prison System

Monday, the state Senate and House Finance Subcommittees on Correction are holding a joint hearing on ways to cut what the state spends on its prison system. It's called "The Smart Justice Summit" and will evaluate methods to solve what Anchorage Democrat Johnny Ellis calls the "prison growth crisis." Ellis is Senate Rules chairman as well as chairman of the Senate subcommittee.