Alaska Department of Corrections

This symbol is inside of the Alaska Department of Corrections office on Sept. 7, 2022, in Douglas, Alaska. 

Khari Wade, 51, died on Nov. 11 at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, becoming the 17th person to die in the state’s prison system this year, according to an Alaska Department of Corrections press release on Monday.

This is the highest number of in-custody deaths Corrections has seen in the past decade, the time period for which records are immediately available. That’s in contrast to four people who died in custody in the decade low of 2019. The previous high death year was in 2015 when 15 people died in Corrections custody.

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