(7/7/2020)- Visitation remains suspended at all institutions statewide. We understand how important family contact is to both the inmates and their loved ones, and we look forward to reopening visitation as soon as it is medically safe to do so. Due to the congregate nature of a correctional facility and the rise in cases throughout the state, it is important DOC remains vigilant in protecting the health and safety of those who live and work in our institutions. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding.

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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.