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Visiting Anvil Mountain Correctional Center

Inmate visits are to be considered a privilege and not a right. Limits may be established when there exist grounds to believe that the visitor may jeopardize the safety, security, or orderly administration of Anvil Mountain Correctional Center.

Below are some frequently asked questions about visiting AMCC.

Yes. The visiting schedule at AMCC is as follows:

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM Secure Visiting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Secure Visiting
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Secure & Contact Visiting
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Secure & Contact Visiting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Secure Visiting
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Secure & Contact Visiting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Secure & Contact Visiting
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Secure & Contact Visiting
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Secure & Contact Visiting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Secure Visiting
Attorney, Clergy, & Official Visitors*
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM Weekends and holidays end at 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM  
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM  
* May visit any day of the week

Additionally, contact visiting will be limited to one contact visit per inmate per week due to limited space in the contact visiting room. ( For purposes of determining one contact visit per week, each week will begin on Monday and end on Sunday).

The Shift Supervisor may approve inmate requests for special visits outside of the revised contact visiting hours for out-of-town immediate family members. Such requests must be addressed to the Shift Supervisor 48 hours in advance.

Yes. Please remember that visitation is a privilege, not a right. The staff of AMCC may limit your visits if they feel you may jeopardize the safety, security, or orderly administration of Anvil Mountain Correctional Center. Visitors under the influence of intoxicants or drugs will not be allowed to visit. Contact visitation must be requested by the inmate and authorized by the superintendent prior to the visit.

Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved. Visitors who have been released from a correctional facility within the preceding 60 days shall not be allowed visitation without approval of the superintendent.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The visitor is responsible for keeping his or her children under control. They will not be permitted to run around or otherwise disrupt the orderly routine of visitations. Unruly, uncontrolled and disruptive children may be cause to terminate a visit and to deny future visits.

Visitors with infants shall be required to leave the visiting area in order to nurse them. This applies to breast feeding and bottle feeding as well, since bottles and other baby supplies are not permitted in the visiting area.

Yes. Please follow the guidelines below when visiting AMCC. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in denial of visitation privileges.

Dress Code for Visitors:

  • A shirt and trousers for men, shirt, slacks, or a dress for women must be worn.
  • Cutoffs, shorts, and beach-type clothing are not acceptable.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times.
  • Hats will not be worn in the visiting rooms.

Correctional Officers shall establish the identification of visitors. They may conduct a metal detector or pat search of all contact visitors. Should a pat search be necessary, visitors shall be searched by a staff member of the same sex. Visitors' belongings may be searched if deemed desirable for security reasons. If a visitor refuses to submit to a search, visitation may be denied.

No. Personal effects cannot be carried into the visiting rooms.

Personal effects can be secured in lockers located in the reception area.

Visitors and inmates may not exchange objects. Visitors can bring certain types of gifts to inmates, but all gifts will be given to officers, who will then give them to the inmates.

Approved gifts from visitors will normally be limited to money, magazines, newspapers and paperback books which will be turned over to the supervising officer for dispersal to the inmate. Introduction or attempted introduction of contraband shall be cause to terminate a visit and all such acts will be referred to the district attorney for prosecution.

If any visitor creates a disturbance or the visit is not in the best interest of all concerned, the visit will be terminated. Future visits may be denied to those who violate the rules.

Reasons visitors may be excluded from visitation include, but are not limited to:

  • The prisoner is subject to disciplinary sanctions
  • Violation of the dress code
  • Security requirements
  • Space availability
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Health problems, including chronic mental illness (if the person's behavior is dangerous or disruptive)
  • Refusal to submit to an authorized search
  • Being under the age of 18 and failing to meet criteria set out in this policy
  • Previous violation of visitation rules or regulations
  • Presently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections
  • Misrepresentation of identity for purpose of visit
  • Court order precludes visiting during probation

Inmates and visitors are expected to conform their conduct as to be considerate of all present. An embrace, upon initial greeting and again prior to departure of the visit is allowed. Hand holding during the visit is also permissible. However, contact of a nature which would suggest sexual overtones to an observer is prohibited. An infant or small child may sit in either parent's lap.

No. AMCC is a non-smoking facility.

Feel free to contact our staff at 907-443-2241. You may also write to AMCC at the following address:

P.O. Box 730
Nome, AK 99762

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