Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

Drugs are getting into Alaska prisons through the mail, officials say. Now they want to give inmates copies, instead.

Alaska GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is proposing to stop giving state prisoners their mail -- instead providing them with copies to make sure that no "contraband" gets through with the original version, according to budget documents.
A concrete sign with the words "Anchorage Correctional Complex_

Alaska prisons to open for visitation, regardless of vaccination status

There are still limitations with the new policy: physical contact isn’t allowed and most prisons are limiting the amount of time inmates can see visitors.