- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 44. State Government
- Chapter 28. Department of Corrections
- Section 20. Duties of Department.
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AS 44.28.020. Duties of Department.
- (a) The Department of Corrections shall administer the state programs of corrections, including
- (1) state adult penal institutions;
- (2) probation and parole supervision; and
- (3) extraditions and detainers.
- (b) The department shall, with the approval of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, adopt standards, by
regulation, for rehabilitation programs for perpetrators of domestic violence as defined in AS 18.66.990
and for the approval of those programs. For purposes of AS 12.55.101
, AS 18.66.100
(c), and AS 33.16.150
(f), the department shall approve a program if the department determines that the program meets the standards. Upon
application of a program, the department may waive one or more standards and approve the program if the department
- (1) there is good cause for the waiver;
- (2) the safety of victims and children is not compromised by the waiver;
- (3) an acceptable alternative is provided by the program.
- (c) The department shall establish an automated inmate information system to allow persons to place surcharge telephone
calls to obtain information concerning inmates and where they are incarcerated, bail and bond information, and
information concerning visiting hours at institutions. A system established under this subsection shall be designed so
- (1) all the costs of the system are, at a minimum, met by the revenues received from calls to the system; and
- (2) the revenues received satisfy or defray the costs of establishing and maintaining an automated victim notification
system established under AS 12.61.050
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