Alaska Film Archives

Alaska Review 62
Alaska Review 62
Alaska Review examines problems associated with the growth of Alaska's prison population. Topics of discussion include prison overcrowding, the Cleary v. Smith case, treatment programs for sex-offenders, rehabilitation programs for prisoners, presumptive sentencing, and the possible need for more prisons to be constructed. Those interviewed include: Roger Endell, commissioner of the Department of Corrections; State Representative Don Clocksin of Anchorage; Dr. Allan Barnes of the School of Justice at the University of Alaska in Anchorage; Avrum Gross, former State Attorney General; Nick Maroules, research director for the Alaska Judicial Council; Judge Victor Carlson of the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage; Timothy Sterns (?), attorney who argued on behalf of inmates in the Cleary v. Smith case; Larry Robbins (?), compliance officer at Cook Inlet Corrections Facility in Anchorage; Susan Humphrey Barnett, director of Statewide Programs; State Senator Pat Rodey of Anchorage; State Representative Fritz Pettyjohn of Anchorage; and the Reverend Alonzo Patterson, chairman of the Alaska Parole Board. The program contains views of Alaskan prison facilities, the Lemon Creek Correctional Center, a graph depicting the growth of the statewide inmate population, court proceedings, the Third Avenue Jail in Anchorage, and the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River.