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Alaska 2017

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The Prison and Jail System

Alaska has a unified system which means there is an integrated state-level prison and jail system. There are six states with unified systems. They are: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

As of December 31, 2017, Alaska has 19 boroughs plus 10 geographical census areas. The total jail population in 2017 is unavailable.

As of December 31, 2017, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of State of Alaska correctional authorities was 4665 located in 12 prison facilities, 15 locally operated jails, and held in the custody of private prisons. The Alaska Department of Corrections had a staff of 1,871 employees and budget of $315 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Alaska's community corrections population was 6,621 under probation and 1,563 under parole.


The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data comes from state departments of corrections (DOCs), other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2017 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). That report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Current jail population by state is unavailable. The most recent census was conducted by BJS in 2014.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate
Violent Crime Rate
Property Crime Rate


Prison Population
Parole Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
12 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities


Employee Positions
Prison Budget