New bill would prevent DOC from shipping inmates to out-of-state prisons

New legislation sponsored by Rep. Zack Fields (D-Anchorage) would remove the ability of the Department of Corrections commissioner to incarcerate prisoners in out-of-state facilities, unless the move is needed for medical reasons or to place a prisoner closer to family. Transfer for trial or extradition would still be allowed.

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Coffee on Me!

Join me this weekend for coffee and conversation. I will be at the Landing board room from 10am until noon on Saturday, Oct. 12th. See you there!

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The Governor’s Vetoes

On Monday, August 19th, Governor Dunleavy released his full list of Special Session budget vetoes. The Alaska Legislature passed two special session budget bills in July with the primary intention of restoring the Governor’s original vetoes and protecting certain funding sources, such as the Higher Education Investment Fund and the Power Cost Equalization Fund.

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