Fate Of Wildwood Remains In The Hands Of The Legislature

first_imgSarah Gallagher, Public Information Officer with DOC: “The facility is comprised of two sections: one for sentenced inmates (which occupies two of the buildings in the facility), and one for unsentenced inmates, occupying the third building. The proposed budget reflects closing the portion of the Wildwood Correctional Facility housing sentenced inmates. All items in the budget proposal are contingent on the budget being passed.” Gallagher: “46 jobs will be impacted, but it is our goal to work with those individuals who wish to stay working within the Department of Corrections.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget for FY20 includes a $19 million reduction for the Department of Correction. Roughly $12.8 million of the savings will come from a plan to send 500 inmates to prisons outside of Alaska. The other savings would come from closing the sentenced facilities of Wildwood Correctional Complex. During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Friday Senator Peter Micciche, (R-K-Pen), challenged the plan to close parts of Wildwood.center_img Sen. Micciche: “Instead of informing our hockey coaches, church elders and community leaders who are the professionals at Wildwood that they are losing their jobs, and should start planning to move to take another position, I guess I should say they shouldn’t start planning their garage sales yet.” The DOC made the announcement to employees at Wildwood via email shortly after Governor Mike Dunleavy unveiled his upcoming budget plan on Wednesday. According to budget documents, the move would eliminate 46 jobs and save the state roughly $6 million.last_img