Justice Reinvestment | Alaska


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.  

Related Legislation

  • SB 91 (2016)
  • SB 138 (2016)
  • HB 256 (2016)
  • HB 257 (2016)


Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program