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News, Events, and Activities in the Alaska Department of Corrections

Listen: South African musician sings and inspires HMCC inmates

On May 10, 1994 Nelson Mandela was inaugurated. Playing at the event was South African musician Vusi Mahlasela. Earlier this month, the musician traveled to Alaska and shared his music and message with men and women at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility (HMCC).

The Thursday afternoon performance kicked off his cross-country tour in the United States.

Thank you to the Anchorage Concert Association for bringing such an inspiring human being to the Last Frontier and to HMCC.

Hear more about the event in this piece from Alaska Public Media: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2018/10/19/ak-vusi-mahlasela-sings-for-hiland/?fbclid=IwAR2s1QST_PinYVWzKVtHohMgDxZBR0sYkZWD1apyOZP6j8SatDKMUY0OndA


Watch: HMCC inmates decorate Teddy Bears for Salvation Army fundraiser

Some of the ladies from the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility put their artistic talent to work to help support the The Salvation Army Alaska Division.

This weekend, the nonprofit will hold the Teddy Bear Tea event — all of the proceeds benefit local Salvation Army programs.

Learn more about the event, here: https://alaska.salvationarmy.org/…/e…/teddy-bear-tea-2018-1/

Watch the story: http://www.ktuu.com/video/?vid=492968291


Hiland inmate pleads guilty to charges for distributing fentanyl

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that an Anchorage woman, who is an inmate at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (HMCC), pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl to other inmates while in prison.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted the investigation, with assistance from DOC’s Professional Conduct Unit, which led to the charges in this case.


Pilot program allows some prison inmates to attend church service in Eagle River, KTUU

Check out Channel 2 News story on the Alaska Department of Corrections program that’s working to reduce recidivism by getting inmates out in the community.

Hiland Inmates attend ACF church as part of new DOC pilot program (Photo Courtesy: KTUU)

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