Anchorage Correctional Complex Mail

Sending Mail to Prisoners at ACC

Prisoners may correspond with anyone unless such correspondence jeopardizes the safety of a person, a prisoner’s rehabilitation, or the security of the institution. Therefore, prisoners may not correspond with their victims, persons they are court ordered not to contact, and people under the age of 16 to whom they are not related.

Prisoners may receive through the mail correspondence, photos, money orders, cashier’s checks, and certified checks for $500 or less. No other items may be received by prisoners without pre-approval from the Superintendent. If family and friends send in items other than those detailed above, the prisoner is required to return to sender or forward the mail to another address, at the prisoner’s expense. If the prisoner does not have enough money to accomplish this then the items will be disposed of within 30 days.

All mail, unless it is considered “Privileged Mail” will be opened outside the presence of the prisoner and inspected for contraband. If it appears to contain information that is prohibited, it will be read for content and the prisoner will be provided written notification that the mail was read unless notice would hamper an investigation of criminal activity referred to in the communication.

Mail to prisoners should be addressed as follows for the East Building:

Prisoner's full name
Anchorage Correctional Complex
1400 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Mail to prisoners should be addressed as follows for the West Building:

Prisoner's full name
Anchorage Correctional Complex
1300 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Prisoners may NOT receive postage stamps through the mail.

Prohibited Mail

Prohibited mail is any mail that:

  • Contains plans or threats of physical harm or other criminal activity;
  • Contains contraband, plans for sending contraband into or out of the institution, or indicates other activities prohibited under 22AAC 02.400, Prohibited Conduct for Prisoners;
  • Is written in a code that the reader cannot understand;
  • Solicits gifts, money, credit, or contractual purchases without the approval of the Superintendent or designee;
  • Contains information that, if communicated, would create a risk of mental or physical harm to a person;
  • Contains material that could reasonably be expected to aid an escape, or incite or encourage any form of violence; or
  • Contains audio or video tapes.


Mailed contraband includes: any item not available through regular facility channels, anything of a criminal nature (i.e., drugs, or items that could be used in an escape attempt), any mail with decorative stickers on or in the envelope, musical cards, personal checks, any item which may be obtained through the commissary, powder or liquid (including but not limited to glue), any package which does not have the prior approval of the property officer, or envelopes with pre-affixed postage not part of the envelope (i.e., of the type issued by the U.S. Postal Service). Items containing contraband will be returned to the sender with notification to the prisoner and the sender.