Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel has opened a new classroom/programming building for prisoners. The building was largely constructed in-house with labor provided by prisoners and maintenance staff. “We had a lot of inmates working on it for short durations,” said Superintendent James Hoffman. “The shell package was furnished by Spenard Builders out of Anchorage and freighted to Bethel and put together and completed both inside and outside.” The construction work included installing heat and lights. The building has yet to be named formally. Security fencing was provided by Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.
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