Alaska’s new pre-trial services

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People waiting for trial often sit in jail for days or weeks just because they can’t make bail. Starting this month, that system is changing. The state is launching a new effort to reduce the amount of time people spend locked up before they’ve gone to trial. It’s part of SB91, Alaska’s criminal justice reform law. Find out more on the next Talk of Alaska.

This program is part of Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk. For more reporting on the state’s criminal justice reforms, click here. You can visit the Department of Corrections’ pretrial information site here.

LISTEN HERE

HOST: Anne Hillman

GUESTS:

  • Geri Fox, Department of Corrections
  • Nancy Meade, Alaska Court System

Participate:

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
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  • Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on alaskapublic.org. You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!