Some years ago we asked former Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom and her staff to provide a public Handbook in order to advise family and friends of the rules and regulations pertaining directly to those of us supporting our incarcerated loved ones.
I'm not sure when exactly this document was created, but I came across it posted on the DOC website today. Here is a direct link to the document https://doc.alaska.gov/institutions/docs/Family%20Handbook.pdf
I am still in the midst of reading through the handbook, but I am pleased with the wealth of information provided by the department so far. It will certainly be a helpful resource for members of the public. Take time to check it out!