Jails & Prisons in Anchorage, Alaska

There are 3 Jails & Prisons in Anchorage, Alaska, serving a population of 298,225 people in an area of 1,707 square miles. There is 1 Jail & Prison per 99,408 people, and 1 Jail & Prison per 568 square miles.

In Alaska, Anchorage is ranked 25th of 365 cities in Jails & Prisons per capita, and 22nd of 365 cities in Jails & Prisons per square mile.

List of Anchorage Jails & Prisons

Find Anchorage, Alaska jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries.


Anchorage Correctional Complex 1400 East 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK

Hiland Mountain Correctional Center 9101 Hesterberg Road Anchorage, AK

Mclaughlin Youth Center 2600 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK

About Anchorage Municipality Jails & Prisons

An Anchorage Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Anchorage, AK where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Anchorage Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Anchorage Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Anchorage inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Anchorage background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates