Fully vaccinated prisoners will be allowed to have visitors

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will allow prison visitations for all inmates who have been fully vaccinated.

    The Alaska Department of Corrections says public visitation will begin Wednesday by appointment at all facilities statewide, except for correctional facilities in Anchorage and Ketchikan after spikes in coronavirus cases. No physical contact will be allowed, and face masks will have to be worn. Lobbies at the institutions will also reopen Wednesday. Visitors, by appointment, will be able to conduct such business as funding prisoner accounts.

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