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DOC tests virtual reality as inmate training tool
By ktva.com- Liz Raines
Published: 07/10/2018

Alaska has one of the highest recidivism rates in the country, with more than two-thirds of inmates who leave prison returning within three years. It's an ongoing problem the Alaska Dept. of Corrections has long sought to solve.

Now, the DOC is partnering with the University of Colorado to try something new -- training inmates in the skills they'll need to succeed in life outside of prison using virtual reality.

A group of researchers from The University of Alaska and the University of Colorado has been testing the software with inmates around Alaska.

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