The state of Alaska’s prisons

February 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Alaska's prisons are overcrowded and are harmful to the nearly 5,000 people incarcerated in them and their loved ones. An alarming number of them are Alaska Native people who are also less likely to be granted parole. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the amount of danger that people face and severely restricted their civil liberties, including by suspending visitation and programming that help people successfully rejoin their communities. Prisons do not make Alaska safer, and they perpetuate racial injustice. Please join us for a discussion on the conditions of Alaska's prisons and our work to change them. If you have a loved one incarcerated in an Alaska prison, please consider joining us for a community conversation to discuss solutions. Your voice matters.