The union accuses the administration of fabricating a crisis that will ultimately line the pockets of private prison companies.
State prison capacity is near its limit and the best option, the state says, is to ship inmates Outside.
The ACLU is threatening a lawsuit against the police department for the “decades long indifference to the safety of Alaska Native women in Nome.”
The funding will go directly to Village Public Safety Officer programs, local police and other rural public safety services.
It may not be “tough on criminals,” but it’s definitely tough on crime.
The money for the practice is also set to come out of the Power Cost Equalization fund.
The money would go to matching grants for the construction of new treatment facilities.
Legislators in the House would rather act sooner rather than later to get serious about treating addiction.
The projected changes to the inmate population is nearly identical to the version passed by the Senate.
Three budgets, a crime bill, a dividend and education funding.