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An Alaska Department of Corrections news release announced that all DOC facilities, including Lemon Creek Correctional Center, shown above, will reopen for public visitation on Friday, April 30, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Prisons to reopen public visitation statewide

All visits will be subject to health and safety guidelines.

 

An investigation into a complaint from an inmate at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, shown above, exposed issues with the Alaska Department of Corrections Dental Services Program. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Report: Overhaul needed for DOC’s dental program

An investigation into an incident at Lemon Creek Correctional Center exposed shortcomings in the Department of Corrections’ Dental Services Program, according to a report from… Continue reading

 

A second Alaska Department of Corrections inmate has died from complications related to the coronavirus at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla, shown above, as of Nov. 30, 2020. GCCC is currently experiencing a major coronavirus outbreak, with more than 200 confirmed cases amongst the inmates. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Department of Corrections)

State reports 2nd inmate death related to COVID-19

The first, also at Goose Creek Correctional Center, died in late November.

 

Two prisoners in custody at Lemon Creek Correctional Center have tested positive for the coronavirus, Oct. 9, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

2 Lemon Creek inmates among city’s recent cases

The inmates were quarantined upon being admitted per prison policy.

Two prisoners in custody at Lemon Creek Correctional Center have tested positive for the coronavirus, Oct. 9, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Prison superintendent talks staying safe as pandemic continues

After a mid-spring outbreak, LCCC hasn’t had any confirmed cases.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center had its first confirmed case of the coronavirus on April 10, 2020. There are now 11 staff members and 5 of their family members with confirmed cases. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Union president voices correctional officers’ concerns amid rising cumulative case count

Testing procedures, flow of information and testing, and lack of hazard pay are all worries.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center had its first confirmed case of the coronavirus on April 10, 2020. There are now 11 staff members and 5 of their family members with confirmed cases. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, April 10, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)