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Visiting Ketchikan Correctional Center

Visiting Schedule

  • Secure Visitation – This is also referred to as “regular visitation.” Most visits are of this type. You will have your visit in a visiting booth separated from the person you are visiting by a glass partition.
    • Morning – 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday through Sunday
    • Evening – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Sunday
  • Contact Visitation – Inmates that are eligible may apply and, if approved, scheduled for a non-secure visit where the visitor and the inmate are only separated by a table. These visits are also subject to interruption, due to the multiple use of the room designated for this purpose.
    • Morning – 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday thru Friday Only
    • Evening – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Saturday Only

Visitation is subject to rules which have been set by statewide policy (22 AAC 05.130). All rules must be followed at all times. Violation of the rules can result in the loss of visiting privileges. Please note that visitation is subject to cancellation or interruption at any time based on the security requirements of the facility. Specific rules regarding visitation are as follows:

  • All visitors are subject to a search by metal detector and/or pat search;
  • All visitors must show proof of identification with an acceptable photo ID card;
  • All family members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian;
  • All visitors under the age of 18 and not a family member may request a special visit through the Superintendent and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian;
  • Persons on supervised probation, parole or other form of community supervision must obtain the permission of both the Superintendent and the supervising officer prior to visiting;
  • Visitors who are not family members and who have been released from an institution within the preceding 60 days are not allowed visitation without prior approval of the Superintendent;
  • Visitors and prisoners may not exchange any object except with the approval of the Superintendent or designee;
  • Visitors are responsible for keeping their children under control at all times – unruly, uncontrolled, and disruptive children will be cause for termination of the visit; and,
  • Only those persons who are actually visiting prisoners will be allowed in the building.
  • Any action which contributes a disturbance, as determined by the staff member supervising visitation, may result in termination of the visit;
  • Smoking within the facility is not permitted, and is subject to a $50 fine.
  • The prisoner and visitor for contact visits may “briefly” embrace at the beginning and end of the visiting period. However, no other form of physical contact is allowed;
  • Petting and/or other sexual activities are strictly prohibited;
  • The prisoner and visitor(s) MUST sit in separate chairs during visitation;
  • Small children may be allowed to sit on a relative prisoners lap at the discretion of the staff member supervising visitation;
  • Visitors and prisoners may not exchange any object during visiting. Approved gifts from visitors, however, will normally be limited to money;
  • Visitors with infants shall be required to leave the visiting area in order to nurse them.

Visitors must be appropriately attired when entering Ketchikan Correctional Center. Clothing similar to inmate uniforms so as to potentially confuse identification between visitors and prisoners will not be permitted. Clothing of a provocative nature or that offers the potential for inappropriate exposure will is also not appropriate. When attire is deemed inappropriate, the situation shall be brought to the attention of the Shift Supervisor and may be grounds for termination of the visit. Some specific guidelines regarding clothing for visitors is as follows:

  • Shirt and trousers for men; blouse or shirt and slacks or a dress for women;
  • Cut-offs, shorts and beach-type clothing are NOT acceptable;
  • Footwear must be worn at all times;
  • Hats, gloves and other outer garments (coat, jacket, sweater, etc.) will not be worn inside the institution

Please leave hats and all other outer garments either in your vehicle or in one of the visitor lockers provided. All visitors must secure personal property in the lockers provided before entering the facility. You must not bring anything that resembles or could be used as a weapon into the facility. Visitors are responsible for their property – the Department Of Corrections will assume no liability in the event of loss.

All visitors must be registered prior to visiting. Registration is performed at the Control Room counter window and requires an acceptable photo ID. Indicate to the registering officer any information on the ID that is incorrect and show him/her your visitor locker key number. Failure to properly register may be grounds for termination of the visit.

Reasons for exclusion from visiting include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Security requirements;
  • Space availability limitations;
  • Disruptive or inappropriate behavior;
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Health problems, including chronic mental illness;
  • Refusal to submit metal detection “wanding” or to an authorized search;
  • Being under the age of 18 and not a direct relative of the inmate;
  • Being under the age of 18 and not accompanied by a parent or guardian;
  • Previously violated visitation rules or regulations;
  • Currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections (Probation/Parole);
  • Found to have misrepresented your identity;
  • A court order exists precluding visitation or contact with the person you wish to visit