Lemon Creek Correctional Center

Leah Van Kirk, Southeast Alaska Pretrial Enforcement Supervisor, speaks from the new Pretrial office on Sherwood Lane on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Pretrial enforcement looking to make long-term difference

Pretrial officials are still trying to clear up misconceptions about the program.

Leah Van Kirk, Southeast Alaska Pretrial Enforcement Supervisor, speaks from the new Pretrial office on Sherwood Lane on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Buck Robert Mills, 39, escaped from Pretrial Enforcement Division supervision last week and Alaska State Troopers are searching for him. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Troopers)
Buck Robert Mills, 39, escaped from Pretrial Enforcement Division supervision last week and Alaska State Troopers are searching for him. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Troopers)

Man indicted after Customs intercepts drug shipments

A Juneau man was indicted earlier this month for shipping drugs into Juneau from China, according to the indictment.

Jeremy Bauer, left, and Jason Clifton, right, of Frenchie’s Floral Studio, talk with inmate Patrick Sweeney about a flower-growing collaboration at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gardening project results in nostalgia, inspiration for inmates

As a drizzling rain fell Friday afternoon, Patrick Sweeney stood in the courtyard at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and talked about the flower beds he… Continue reading

Jeremy Bauer, left, and Jason Clifton, right, of Frenchie’s Floral Studio, talk with inmate Patrick Sweeney about a flower-growing collaboration at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on Friday, April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Case with nine co-defendants proving difficult to schedule

Trials likely coming soon in Lemon Creek Correctional Center drug smuggling case.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on Friday, April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Case with nine co-defendants proving difficult to schedule

A group of defendants who were indicted for attempting to smuggle drugs into Lemon Creek Correctional Center will likely head to trial this year, though… Continue reading