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
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
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.
Check out this KTUU story on the Alaska Department of Corrections Hiland TLC program that features both men and women.
Check out this KTVA 11 News story on the Alaska Department of Corrections Hiland Mountain Awesome Annual Plant Sale
Hiland Mountain Correctional Center 2017 Plant Sale
Alaska Department of Corrections & Southcentral Foundation & Alaska Correctional Ministries celebrating the kickoff of the Hiland Men “TLC” Program.
Check out this Alaska Public Media story on the Alaska Department of Corrections Behind the Walls Pilot Program that is helping to tread opioid addictions.
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)
Check out this KTVA 11 News story by on the Alaska Department of Corrections program that’s working to reduce recidivism by getting inmates out in the community