The 2010 update to the ACLU of Alaska's Prisoners' Right Guide provides a summary of prisoners’ rights in Alaska and is a comprehensive resource for prisoners and their advocates who seek to challenge conditions of confinement or enforce constitutional rights.

This is an informational guide to the complicated field of prison law in Alaska. The Guide was developed for educational purposes, is only updated periodically, and may not reflect recent changes in the law.

They do not cover every area of law that might be needed to prosecute a claim. Every legal claim is different, so no guide can substitute for the expertise of a knowledgeable attorney. If you believe you may have a claim, talk with an attorney. You may lose your right to pursue a claim if you do not file a lawsuit or administrative complaint before certain deadlines. Therefore, it is important that you get advice from a lawyer licensed to practice in Alaska. You may also wish to contact these organizations to see if one of them they may be able to assist you with your individual complaint: the Alaska Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, (800) 770-9999; or the Alaska State Ombudsman, (907) 269-5290.

We hope the Guide will serve as a useful resource for incarcerated Alaskans and their loved one.