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Information on prisoner deaths expensive to get


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ­– The Alaska Department of Law is considering declassifying an unpublished regulation on investigating the deaths of prisoners in state custody, a deputy commissioner with the Department of Corrections said.

Sherrie Daigle told the Anchorage Daily News that she only recently became aware of the regulation. But she said it could not be shared with the public now because the information could “threaten the safety and security of institutions.” Daigle did not say how.

Under state public records law, the newspaper requested copies of the Department of Corrections...

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