VISITATION NOTICE - 7/26/2021:

Effective 7/26/2021, in-person visitation is permitted at all institutions unless otherwise specified*. Due to the Delta variant, please check the individual facility page to determine if there are any changes to visitation at this time.

*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.