Wildwood Pretrial Facility

In-person criminal and civil jury trials in Alaska will be postponed until at least Nov. 2 to prevent the possible spread of COVID 19.

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger signed the extension order Thursday. Jury trials were first postponed beginning March 16 by a similar special order given shortly after Gov. Mike Dunleavy declared an emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In June, the order was extended from July 6 to Sept. 1. With COVID case counts on the rise in Alaska, it’ll now be at least November before trials resume.

Coalition maps resources for former inmates

Dec 9, 2019
Alaska Department of Corrections

A panel of community service groups got together at Kenai Peninsula College Thursday night. The topic was restorative reentry, or how to help people released from jail or prison stay out.


Bridge-sitting attracts KPD attention

Aug 29, 2018

A Kenai man found himself a guest of the state Monday night after enjoying the view of the Kenai River from the wrong place.

At about 6:41 the Kenai Police Department received a report of a man sitting on the railing of the Warren Ames Memorial Bridge over the Kenai River just south of downtown. The concerned caller requested a welfare check on the man.

When officers arrived, they found 57-year-old Terre (terry) Sam Jones riding the rail.