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Default Article:Alaska Jails Want More Flexibility to Grant Inmate Furloughs

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Corrections proposed a rule change that would give jails more flexibility in deciding whether a prisoner can be released on furlough.

A furlough is a release of an inmate into a halfway house to help the inmate reintegrate into society. Furloughs are only available to inmates who are within three years of their release date and are granted at the discretion of a Department of Corrections regional director.

The current law forbids jails from furloughing inmates who are being investigated for disciplinary action or who have been found guilty of "major" or "high-moderate" jail infractions in the previous four months.

The department is accepting public comment on its rule change through Friday, which would make protocol less strict, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported .

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