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Old 12-09-2015, 08:52 AM
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Default Article:Many questions, few answers at legislative hearing on prison deaths

With the family of one of the victims looking on, lawmakers at a joint Judiciary Committee hearing in Anchorage Tuesday went through photos depicting some of the final moments of four inmates who died in Alaska Department of Corrections custody in recent years.

Most of the details surrounding the inmates’ deaths had already been disclosed in a report released in mid-November, showing widespread dysfunction and systemic failures in some of the state's jails. Those findings and lingering questions, which sparked a push for policy changes at DOC, were the subject of Tuesday's hearing.

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/article/20151208/...-prison-deaths
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