In Community Forum, Inmates at Fairbanks Correctional Center Talk About 'Life in Limbo'

Jun 19, 2018

Alaska Public Media Solutions Desk reporter Anne Hillman presents a report from its Community in Unity series featuring inmates at the Fairbanks Correctional Center talking with members of the public about their life in limbo behind bars. 


Fairbanks Correctional Center inmates and members of the public continue the conversation begun during a Community in Unity forum at FCC on May 2. More than 70 people participated.
Credit Megan Edge/Alaska Department of Corrections

Some people stay at Fairbanks Correctional Center for a few days. Others are at the pre-trial facility for years. Most of the inmates are living their lives in limbo — awaiting their trials and their futures. During Community in Unity: Life in Limbo, inmates, correctional center staff and other community members sat together for an open conversation about the justice system, day-to-day life at FCC and what’s happening on the outside to help people who are released.