Our report on Alaska's prisons is the result of two years of reviewing the general conditions in the correctional system in Alaska, interviewing more than 150 prisoners, and visiting prisons around the state. The report addresses overcrowding, contract facility understaffing, quality of medical care, prisoners with mental illness, rehabilitative programs, and treatment of Alaska Natives and women. The Department of Corrections cooperated with us and supplied substantial information. The ACLU intends our report to support continuing improvement in the criminal justice and correctional systems in Alaska.