"Prisoner Reentry and the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act" by Deborah PerimanThe Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act, designed to facilitate offender reentry throughout the United States, is model legislation approved by he National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). Model or uniform legislation does not carry the force of law, but are important in shaping the development of law across the country. The newly approved Uniform Collateral Consequences Act is currently under consideration in Nevada, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. This article describes its provisions and its implications for Alaska. A bibliography for further reading is also included.
"Gangs: National Data and the Fairbanks Gang Assessment" by Khristy Parker and Shea DanielsThe Fairbanks Gang Assessment, completed in 2010, is the first structured study of gang activity in Alaska. This article examines gang member demographics, gang membership motivation, problems caused by gangs, and possible solutions to gang problems in Fairbanks North Star Borough. Selected national gang data and trends are also examined.
brief bibliography on gangs is included.