All About the Anchorage Correctional Complex

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Connect to an Inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Complex

Located in Anchorage, Alaska, inmates at have the opportunity to connect to other inmates and outsiders. Part of this is through the self-help programs and educational programs available. The goal of most of these programs is to provide inmates with tools for success after release. Anchorage Correctional Complex has two facilities, and all inmates can have a single visit lasting one hour with a maximum of three visitors per visit. The two facilities are Anchorage East and Anchorage West. Prior to being a correctional facility, it was a facility for the mentally ill.

Questions about how to connect to an inmate at Anchorage Correctional Complex? DoNotPay can help. Read on to find out more.

Where Can I Find Contact Information for the Anchorage Correctional Complex?

As noted, the is located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Exact Address1400 East 4th Avenue

Anchorage, Alaska, 99501

Phone Number907-269-4100
Facility's SuperintendentArnaldo Hernandez

How Can I Contact an Inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Complex?

Anchorage Correctional Complex inmates can connect to others through visits, calls, and mail. Here's how.

  • Visit All visits are subject to COVID-19 screening. It would be a good idea to call ahead to find out what policy is currently in place.
Visitation UnitVisitation DayVisitation Time
Anchorage EastDaily9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Anchorage WestMonday to Wednesday


Saturday and Sunday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

No visits occur on Friday. However, to be admitted, the visitor must be there during the first half of the visitation slot. Visitors can sign in up to an hour prior to the visitation slot. All inmates can have one visit per day with up to three visitors per visit. Visitors have to be on the inmate's approved visitor list. Minors must be with their parents or guardian, with the appropriate documentation on hand. Adults must have current identification as well. Visits can only occur once per month per inmate. Nothing can be given to inmates during visits.

  • Call Phone calls can only be made during daytime hours and can be paid for either by the inmate or the receiver. Phone calls can only last 15 minutes.
  • Mail Inmates have access to mail services. Letters are delivered within 24 hours of receipt. The staff checks all mail for illegal contraband. Packages are delivered within five business days. You'll want to be sure to include the inmate ID and correct building address (1400 for East and 1300 for West).

What Problems May I Face When Contacting an Inmate in the Anchorage Correctional Complex?

You might find yourself facing problems when contacting an inmate in the Anchorage Correctional Complex. For example, you might experience problems associated with:

  1. High phone rates
  2. Difficulties in getting mail to the inmate
  3. Difficulties in determining rules to follow for packages, calls, and visitations.

While some information can be found on the website, they are not absolute, and finding the right set of rules can be hard. DoNotPay can help resolve your problems.

How Can I Use DoNotPay to Connect With an Inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Complex?

You can use DoNotPay to connect to an inmate. Here's how:

  1. Go to the DoNotPay website.
  2. Find the "connect with an inmate" feature.
  3. Follow the instructions. You'll need some information, such as the inmate ID or booking number and the name of the facility. You may need the name of the unit if there is one.

It's as simple as 1-2-3!

How Can DoNotPay Help Me Find an Inmate?

You can even use DoNotPay to find inmates. Here's how:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.
  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.
  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.
  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

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