Prisoners must submit for approval the names of all visitors,
including children, with whom they wish to have contact visits.
Contact visiting will be denied and secure visits may be allowed,
space available, if:
A prisoner forgets to submit someone's name;
A prisoner's visitor is not on the approved list; or
A visitor who isn't on an individual prisoner's list but is on
another prisoner's list.
If a prisoner submits a person's name that is on the State-wide
Barred List, that person may not visit at all. Contact Visiting
Approval requests submitted by prisoners early in the week are
usually approved by the weekend.
Identification Required: All
visitors to the institution must present proper picture
identification to establish identity, i.e., State driver's license
or identification card, professional I.D., or personal recognition
by a staff member.
Adult visitor(s) must present birth certificates of minor children
or court paperwork establishing custody of minor children (Power of
Attorney forms are not sufficient for this) at the time of the
1. A minor visitor who is a family member of a prisoner must be
accompanied by an adult who is either an immediate family member
or an adult approved by the Superintendent.
Minor family member of the prisoner: A son, daughter,
brother or sister (full, step, or half).
2. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the prisoner, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the visitor.
Immediate family member accompanying the minor: The
child’s parent, adult sibling, or the prisoner’s
father, mother, or adult brother or sister.
3. In the case of a visitor under the age of 18 who has attained majority status either by virtue of marriage to the prisoner or as an emancipated minor, items 1 and 2 do not apply. Appropriate documents must be presented to verify their status.
Dress Requirements: A shirt and trousers for men; a shirt and skirt, shirt and slacks, or dress for women. Shorts, cut-offs, beach-type clothing, and provocative or revealing clothing such as mini-skirts, low-cut blouses, tube tops, low-cut pants, and see-through blouses are not acceptable. Sleeveless shirts, tank tops, hats, or sweatpants are also not allowed. Proper footwear must be worn, however no sandals, flip-flops or thong-type shoes are allowed in visiting. Visitors wearing attire that is considered inappropriate either because it does not meet the criteria set out above, or because it is deemed unacceptably tight or low cut and revealing, may have their visits denied.
Visitors wearing attire that is considered inappropriate either
because it does not meet the criteria set out above, or because it
is deemed unacceptably tight or low cut and revealing, may have
their visits denied.
Recording / Electronic Equipment: Visitors to this
institution may not have in their possession or use any cameras,
tape recorders, or any other sound or visual recorders, cell phones
or ANY communication or recording devices without the prior approval
of the Superintendent.
Candy/Food: A visitor may not bring into the
visiting area any items not specifically pre-authorized. This
includes, but is not limited to: food items, any liquid or drinks,
and candy or gum.
Property Allowed Through Visiting: Only money will
be received during visiting hours, nothing else. Prisoners must have
prior approval from the WCC Property Officer for disbursing property
items to a visitor.
Visitors Are Subject To Searches: As provided by
Statute, every visitor may be searched. Refusal to be searched
and/or screened with a metal detector will result in denial of the
request for a secure or contact visit at that time and for the
remainder of the day. Purses, coats, and hats will be secured
outside the visiting area.
Attempted introduction of any contraband will be reason to
terminate the visit, and criminal charges will be filed with the
Alaska State Troopers.
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas
of State facilities.
Pocketknives, Leather-man tools or any type of self-defense item,
tobacco products, lighting materials, cell phones, computers,
cameras, and recording devices, must be secured in the visitor's
vehicle as these items are not allowed within the secure perimeter
of the institution.
Prisoners in Administrative Segregation: Restricted
to one hour of contact visiting per week, if they are allowed
contact visiting. Prisoners in punitive segregation are restricted
to one hour of secure visiting a week with immediate family members
only (spouse, parents, children, or siblings).
Prisoners will be given written notice that their visiting
privileges have been limited or suspended if there is reason to do
Suspended Visiting Privileges: Prisoners who test
positive for illicit drugs, who refuse to provide a UA sample, or
who are found in possession of illicit drugs will lose all contact
visiting privileges for a period of at least a year, at which time
their visiting status will be subject to review. The loss of contact
visiting will take effect at the same time as the urine is found to
be dirty, the prisoner refuses to provide a sample or the contraband
items are found. If the D-Board finds the accused innocent, contact
visits will be reinstated. The loss of contact visits as the result
of these types of occurrences is independent of the disciplinary
process. It is strictly a security measure.
Extended Visiting Privileges: Prisoners may request a two
hour extended visit when their visitor(s) will be traveling
distance in excess of fifty (50) miles. Prisoners must submit a
request to the Shift Supervisor for such a visit three days prior
to the visiting date. In the case of a weekend or Monday holiday
the request must be submitted no later than Wednesday. Visits of
this type will be approved as the need exists. Such visits will not
be approved on successive days or for more than one period per day.
Other requests for special visits must also be submitted to the
Shift Supervisor from the inmate.
Visiting May Be Denied For The Following Reasons
Previous violation of visiting rules.
Security requirements of the institution.
Space availability at the institution.
Disruptive conduct on the part of either the visitor or the
Health problems, including chronic mental illness.
Prisoner's or visitor's refusal to submit to an authorized
The prisoner or visitor is under the influence of alcohol or
A court order precludes visitation.
Unless a family member, the visitor has been released from a
State Correctional facility within the past 60 days.
Misrepresentation of identity or purpose of visit.
The visitor has outstanding wants/warrants.
Violation of visitor dress requirements.
The visitor is a parolee for whom parole conditions prohibit
contact with prisoners.
Visiting Duration: Unless exigent circumstances exist,
visits may be for a minimum of one hour. After one hour, visitors
may be asked to leave in order to allow room for more visitors. If
a visit is not allowed or terminated due to lack of space, the
visitor may return after one hour in order to begin another
visiting period. It is necessary to limit visitor admittance to
this facility to once per day. The only exception to this is when a
visitor is asked to leave after a one hour visit due to other
visitors waiting their turn, in which case the exiting visitor will
be allowed to return after one hour and when space becomes
available. No more than three people may visit an inmate at any one
time (exceptions to this may be authorized by the Shift
Visitors may not bring in items for use during the visit; cards and
table games are available for use in the visiting room. Visitors
and prisoners may not exchange any object, however, at the
discretion of the Shift Supervisor, non-Polaroid photographs may be
taken into the visiting room for viewing by the inmate. The visitor
must take all photos with him or her at the conclusion of the
Physical Contact: Prisoners receiving contact visits may
embrace briefly at the beginning and end of the visit. For security
reasons, kissing, holding hands with prisoners or having a child
sit on a prisoner's lap is not authorized. Petting and other sexual
activities are prohibited. Violations will be reason for
termination of the visit.
Restricted Areas: Visitors will not have access to any of
the facilities outside of the approved visiting areas and visiting
Children: Children needing to go to the restroom must be
accompanied at all times by their parent.
Visiting Rules Summary: Visitors and prisoners are given
every opportunity to enjoy the privilege of using the visiting
area. Safety and security are paramount. Any visiting rule and / or
privilege are subject to modification without notice. Visitors and
prisoners are required to conduct themselves in a manner which is
not disruptive for others in the area. This includes controlling
children so that others may enjoy their visitations.