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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Keep criminal gangs out of Alaska

While we’re out of session, I wanted to update you on some issues many of us care about, including shipment of prisoners out of state, API, and local transportation issues:

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