KETCHIKAN - A man who headed the Ketchikan Correctional Center for 20 years has retired.
Alan Bailey, 55, put in 30 years total with the Alaska Department of Corrections.
Before taking the top job in Ketchikan, he worked at offices in Fairbanks and Anchorage.
Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt said the department is losing much institutional knowledge with Bailey's retirement. But he said, "We certainly wish him a very happy future."
Diane Gregory, a 21-year corrections department veteran, is serving as Ketchikan's acting superintendent.