Anchorage Correctional Complex Visitation
The Department encouragement prisoner visitation because strong family and community ties increase the likelihood of a prisoner‘s success after release. Visitation is subject only to the limitations in this policy and as necessary to protect persons and maintain order and security in the institution.
All visitors must be 18 years of age or older to visit. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and the birth certificate/guardianship paperwork must be presented when signing up for visitation. All visitors are required to register and record their name, address, and relationship to the inmate. All visitors must have valid identification each time you visit, regardless of age, (Driver’s license, state ID, Passport, Military ID, Tribal ID are acceptable forms of Identification).
Inmates will be allowed no more than one (1) visiting session per day not to exceed one (1) hour, and are allowed up to but not exceeding three (3) visitors per visiting session. This includes children and clergy. This does not include Attorneys’ or law enforcement.
EAST BLDG. (ANCHORAGE JAIL)
Sign up begins one (1) hour prior to any visitation time and will last for 30 minutes. (i.e. 9:00a visit sign up 8:00a-8:30a)
DAILY - 9:00am; 10:00am; 1:00pm; 2:00pm; 6:30pm; and 7:30pm
WEST BLDG (West Building)*
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
9am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 7pm, 8pm
1pm, 2pm, No Evening Visitation
Saturday & Sunday
8am, 9am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 7pm, 8pm
*You must call 907-269-0901 between 1:30pm until 4:00pm Monday through Friday (except Thursday) for the 7pm and 8pm visits. You will still need to arrive 45min -1 hour prior to complete the visitation sign up for evening visitation.
All visitors will go through a screening process 10 minutes prior to the visitation time if you are not in the building at that time your visit will be TERMINATED.
RESTRICTIONS ON VISITATION
The Department may deny or restrict a person from visiting with a prisoner for the following reasons but are not limited to:
- Security requirements;
- Space availability;
- Disruptive behavior;
- Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Health problems (Restrictions for a chronically mentally ill person Only apply if the person’s behavior is disruptive, dangerous, or in Some way threatens the security of the institution);
- Victims of Domestic violence must receive consent for contact and it must be approved by security before being allowed to visit.
- Previous violation of visitation rules;
- A court order precludes visitation during probation (this also applies during incarceration);
- The visitor was released from a correctional facility within the Preceding 60 days, unless the Superintendent pre-approves the Visit. (This section does not apply to a prisoner’s family members or a person who was acquitted at trial or released because the State dismissed the charges);
- Misrepresentation of identity or the purpose of the visit;
- Violation of the visitor dress code
- As a sanction imposed by a disciplinary committee. In that case, the department may limit or suspend contact visitation and limit secure visitation to immediate family members; The visitor is a parolee for whom parole conditions prohibit contacting a prisoner; or
- Any other reason that demonstrates that the visit is adverse to the orderly operation, security, or safety of the institution. (The reason must be documented as an individualized determination).
- Persons under probation, parole, or other community correction Supervision must obtain their individual supervising officer and the Superintendent’s permission before visiting a prisoner.
It is strongly urged that all visitors come to the facility with only a minimum amount of items. NOTHING is allowed into the visiting area with the exception of an ID card, one key (locker Key or Car Key), One (1) plastic baby bottle, pacifier, receiving blanket, 1 diaper and wipes for infants. No food (including gum) or drink may be brought into the visiting area.
VISITATION BY MINORS
Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and the Birth certificate/Guardianship paperwork must be presented when signing up for visitation.
Visitation by a minor who is the child of the prisoner may not be restricted unless parental rights to reasonable visitation have been terminated or otherwise limited, pursuant to divorce or a child in need of aid or other court order.
A Minor who is a family member of a prisoner must be accompanied by an adult who is either an immediate family member or is approved by the superintendent.
A Minor child that is not a family member must be accompanied by a parent of legal guardian.
NEW POLICY EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2015
- All visitors must come fully dressed in appropriate, Conservative clothing which is not excessively provocative, suggesting or revealing in any way. Your Visit will be DENIED if your attire is deemed inappropriate by staff.
- Men must wear pants/slacks/and shirts with sleeves.
- Women must wear pant/slacks/or dress/skirt no shorter than 3 inches above the knee, shirts with sleeves
- Clothing must not resemble inmate attire.
- All visitors must have on closed toe shoes. Flip flops, sandals of any type, or High Heel shoes over 2 inches of any type are NOT ACCEPTABLE.
- No Beach/fitness type clothing to include but not limited to:
- Tank tops
- Bare midriff tops
- Sheer or net/mest material
- Yoga/strech pants/extremely tight pants
- No Torn or shredded clothing
- No Hats* or Hooded attire of any type. Religious headgear must be pre-approved by the Security SGT
- No wraps or scarves of any type
- No Zipped shirts, jackets or pull over zipped sweatshirts.
After May 1, 2015 visitors will be turned away if their attire does not meet the dress code requirement.
Violations of visiting privileges may result in disciplinary action against the inmate and appropriate administrative or legal actions against the visitor.