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History
The green quonset hut was the old jail back in the 1970's.
The green quonset hut was the old jail back in the 1970's.

Kotzebue Regional Jail was constructed and opened in 1995, replacing the old jail on the first floor of the old Kotzebue Police offices. The old building was demolished May 30, 2000, having been vacant since Fall, 1999.  On July 1, 2003 the Jail officially closed as a state contract jail, by vote of the City Council of Kotzebue, in a dispute over the financial impact and compensation for jail services. The Kotzebue Regional Jail re-opened to State Prisoners May 1, 2005.

Check

1980's and early 90's
1980's and early 90's
out our Population Statistics since April, 1998!

Old Kotzebue PD & Jail (Demolition Photos Page)