In 2015, top state leaders from all three branches charged the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission with developing a comprehensive set of data-driven recommendations to increase public safety while limiting expected growth of the state’s prison budget. The legislature adopted a set of reforms in 2016 that address pretrial, sentencing and corrections policies. The state plans to reinvest nearly $100 million over six years to support implementation. The reinvestment will be funded using savings from the reforms and supplemented by tax revenue from marijuana sales.
- SB 91 (2016)
- SB 138 (2016)
- HB 256 (2016)
- HB 257 (2016)
- Public Safety in Alaska, state technical assistance by The Pew Charitable Trusts public safety performance project.
Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program.