The Alaska Marine Highway System is looking for a new laundry. Since 1985, inmates at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau have done all the laundry for 11 state ferries. But the state Department of Corrections proposes to close the facility in September. The Lemon Creek laundry is the last of three Prisoner Employment Programs being shut down by Corrections because they’re not making a profit. A garment factory at Hiland Mountain women’s prison and a furniture factory at Spring Creek Correctional Center close on Wednesday.
Rosemary Alexander, KTOO – Juneau
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