|Alaska considers effects of prisoner transfers out of state|
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Lawmakers and others familiar with Alaska’s prison system have expressed concerns that a plan to transfer inmates to other states could have negative repercussions for the prisoners and the community.
Some officials believe an Alaska Department of Corrections plan to send inmates to prisons in the Lower 48 states could transform them into hardened criminals in a process that has been called “criminal college,” The Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday.
Details of the corrections department plan are expected to be revealed next week when the state begins soliciting proposals.
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