- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 33. Probation, Prisons, and Prisoners
- Chapter 30. Prison Facilities and Prisoners
- Section 11. Duties of Commissioner.
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AS 33.30.011. Duties of Commissioner.
The commissioner shall
- (1) establish, maintain, operate, and control correctional facilities suitable for the custody, care, and discipline of
persons charged or convicted of offenses against the state or held under authority of state law; each correctional
facility operated by the state shall be established, maintained, operated, and controlled in a manner that is
consistent with AS 33.30.015
- (2) classify prisoners;
- (3) for persons committed to the custody of the commissioner, establish programs, including furlough programs that are
reasonably calculated to
- (A) protect the public and the victims of crimes committed by prisoners;
- (B) maintain health;
- (C) create or improve occupational skills;
- (D) enhance educational qualifications;
- (E) support court-ordered restitution; and
- (F) otherwise provide for the rehabilitation and reformation of prisoners, facilitating their reintegration into society;
- (4) provide necessary
- (A) medical services for prisoners in correctional facilities or who are committed by a court to the custody of the
commissioner, including examinations for communicable and infectious diseases;
- (B) psychological or psychiatric treatment if a physician or other health care provider, exercising ordinary skill and
care at the time of observation, concludes that
- (i) a prisoner exhibits symptoms of a serious disease or injury that is curable or may be substantially alleviated; and
- (ii) the potential for harm to the prisoner by reason of delay or denial of care is substantial;
- (5) establish minimum standards for sex offender treatment programs offered to persons who are committed to the custody of
the commissioner; and
- (6) provide for fingerprinting in correctional facilities in accordance with AS 12.80.060
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