Alaska Statutes.
Title 33. Probation, Prisons, and Prisoners
Chapter 30. Prison Facilities and Prisoners
Section 231. Telephone Access and Monitoring Inside Correctional Institutions.
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AS 33.30.231. Telephone Access and Monitoring Inside Correctional Institutions.

(a) A prisoner shall have reasonable access to a telephone except when access is suspended as punishment for conviction of a rule infraction or pending a hearing for a rule infraction involving telephone abuse. A suspension under this subsection must be reasonable in length and may not prohibit telephone communication between the prisoner and an attorney or between the prisoner and the office of the ombudsman.

(b) [Repealed, Sec. 3 ch 56 SLA 1990].

(c) Notwithstanding AS 42.20.300 and 42.20.310, in order to preserve the security and orderly administration of the correctional facility and to protect the public, the commissioner shall monitor or record the telephone conversations of prisoners. The commissioner shall post a warning by each telephone informing prisoners that calls may be monitored or recorded. The monitoring or recording may be conducted on all calls or selectively or in some other limited manner as determined by the commissioner to be appropriate. A recording of a telephone call made under this subsection shall be kept confidential, and access to the recording and its contents is limited to persons who are acting within the scope of their official duties and whose access to specific recordings has been authorized by the facility superintendent. A telephone call between an attorney and a prisoner or between the office of the ombudsman and a prisoner may not be monitored or recorded except when authorized by a court.

(d) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, the department may contract under AS 36.30 for telephone services for use by a prisoner.

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