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The Jail and Prison 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, 2020, Alaska has 19 boroughs plus 10 geographical census areas.

As of December 31, 2020, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Alaska correctional authorities was 4,578 located in 14 prison facilities, 15 locally operated jails, and held in the custody of private prisons. The Alaska Department of Corrections had a budget of $313,727.60.


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 come from state departments of corrections, 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 Prisoners in 2020 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The 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.


Prison Population
Parole Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
14 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities


Prison Budget