Effective 6/2/2021, in-person public visitation is permitted at all institutions statewide*. All visitors will be required to submit to a COVID-19 screening prior to entering the facility. Masks are required.

Attorney-client visitation remains open to all inmates. Attorneys are required to wear masks, and submit to a COVID-19 screening.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to focus on protecting the health and safety of those who live and work in our institutions. Please check back for updates.

*appointments are required at Lemon Creek Correctional Center only.

More information about DOC's response to COVID-19

VACCINE NOTICE - 5/4/2021:

DOC continues to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all inmates and staff in our facilities throughout the state.

Mission & Vision

The Alaska Department of Corrections provides secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community reintegration to enhance the safety of our communities.

We are trained professionals committed to a safe, open and respectful organization. We are dedicated to public safety and will always respect the rights and dignity of victims of crime. Offenders in our charge will be treated in a safe and humane manner, and will be expected to enhance their ability to reform every day.