Lawsuit Accuses Alaska State Prisons Of Holding People Without Charges

A woman has sued the Alaska Department of Corrections, alleging that she and many other people in the state prison system have been unconstitutionally held in custody for more than 48 hours without being charged, James Brooks reports for Alaska Public Media. The suit requests that a state judge issue a declaration that the Department of Corrections “has violated and is violating Article I, Section 14 of the Alaska Constitution by incarcerating Alaskans who were arrested without a warrant without a prompt judicial determination of probable cause.” The attorney representing Pete said he believes there are problems statewide, but that the issue is most prominent in the Nome region.

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