Alaska Department of Corrections

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The Department of Corrections of the state of Alaska is an agency of the state government responsible for corrections. The Department manages institutions, parole and probation. The current commissioner is Dean Williams.[1] The agency has its headquarters in the Douglas area of Juneau and offices in Anchorage.[2]


The State of Alaska assumed jurisdiction over its corrections on January 3, 1959. Prior to statehood, the Federal Bureau of Prisons had correctional jurisdiction over Alaska.[3]


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Fallen officers

Since the establishment of the Alaska Department of Corrections, 1 officer has died in the line of duty.[4]

See also


  2. "Department of Corrections Home Page." Alaska Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  3. "History of Lemon Creek Correctional Center" (Archive). Alaska Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 13, 2015.
  4. The Officer Down Memorial Page

External links

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