Effective 4/21/2021, 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. Visitation is by appointment only, please call the institution directly to schedule. Masks are required. At this time, public visitation is only open to fully vaccinated inmates.

Attorney-client visitation remains open to all inmates, regardless of vaccination status. Attorneys are required to wear masks, submit to a COVID-19 screening, and must make an appointment in advance.
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.

*Due to recent positive cases, Anchorage Correctional Complex and Ketchikan Correctional Center remain closed at this time. Please check back for updates.

More information about DOC's response to COVID-19

VACCINE NOTICE - 2/12/2021:

On 2/11/2021, the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services released the next tier of vaccine availability making all staff and residents of a congregate setting eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. DOC's vaccine order has been placed in accordance with Federal and State of Alaska guidelines, and we are currently awaiting the delivery of that order. We look forward to offering the vaccine to all staff and inmates throughout the state as soon as it is received.

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.