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Commissioner quits justice panel that called for changes

 

February 23, 2017



JUNEAU (AP) - A supporter of Alaska’s sweeping criminal justice legislation is no longer a member of a commission that has recommended changes to the law.

Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell declined to comment after she resigned from the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, the Juneau Empire reported.

Commissioners provided input for a law that focused on punishments outside of prison or jail time.

Sell was a vocal proponent of the legislation approved last year. She told a Senate committee Jan. 25 that her time on the commission helped shape her views on criminal justice and factor in...



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