Maintenance Management at Alaska’s Goose Creek Correctional Facility

WASILLA, Alaska — In 2009, John Yost, maintenance superintendent for Alaska’s Goose Creek Correctional Facility was presented with a unique opportunity to design maintenance operations from the ground up for Alaska’s newest and largest medium-security facility. Yost created a proactive maintenance structure for all facility equipment before the contractor finished the project.

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New Alaska Prison Will Remain Closed

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Goose Creek prison in the Mat-Su will not open as scheduled, corrections officials announced.
The state budget under consideration by the Legislature does not allocate enough funds to authorize a start-up scheme that would open the prison next year with a test group of 30 prisoners, and could push back the date the facility will be fully operational, according to the Alaska Department of Corrections.
The $240 million prison is being built at Point MacKenzie across Knik Arm from Anchorage but been u

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Alaska May Scrap Finished Prison

JUNEAU,  Alaska — Alaska’s new medium-security Goose Creek Correctional Center, scheduled to open next year, may be scrapped.

Originally built to save the state money in transferring inmates to facilities in other states, Alaska lawmakers are now concerned about the $71 million it will take annually to operate the facility, which is 3 1/2 times the cost Alaska now pays to house inmates to a private prison in Colorado.

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