Community in Unity: Building connections

Community members gathered for a conversation at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Slingsby.)

Being incarcerated is hard. So is being released. How are people from rural Alaska connecting with their communities and their cultures while in prison, and preparing for what’s next? What could change to help prevent people from coming to prison in the first place?

This public conversation was recorded inside Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome, Alaska on Aug. 29, 2018, with inmates, staff and other community members.

You can listen to other conversations here.

Ester Commack tells her story during Community in Unity at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Slingsby.)
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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan. ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne

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