Friday, September 11, 2015

Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center Fact Sheet on DOC institutional populations featured in the media

The recent Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) Fact Sheet, "Alaska Department of Corrections Institutional Populations: 2005–2014," has been highlighted in the media:

"Lawmakers ask for big savings from justice reform effort" by Nathaniel Herz with contribution by Jerzy Shedlock. Alaska Dispatch News, 08 Sep 2015. The article notes the data in the Fact Sheet on the increase in the prison population.

"Number of Alaska inmates awaiting trial doubles since 2005" by Mallory Peebles. KTUU Channel 2 News, 09 Sep 2015.

"Sharp rise in female and pre-trial detentions" by Zachariah Hughes. APRN-KSKA Radio, 11 Sep 2105.

The Fact Sheet was also noted by Josh Edge in a morning news brief. APRN-KSKA Radio, , 11 Sep 2105.

"More women are being imprisoned while awaiting trial" by Zachariah Hughes. KTOO Radio Public Media, 14 Sep 2015.

The report, "Alaska Department of Corrections: Institutional Populations, 2005–2014," describes DOC institutional populations based on their status in the criminal justice system from 2005 to 2014. Probation and parole populations are excluded unless they have violated the terms of their release and been returned to incarceration; individuals on non-criminal holds are also excluded. Data was extracted from the Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).

The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC)