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YKCC General Programs

Inmate Mural
Wall by inmates at YKCC

There is an outdoor recreation yard. The yard is completely enclosed with a fence and has a ball and basketball hoop. All inmates are offered at least one hour of outdoor recreation per day.

A Mental Health Clinician and a psychiatrist is available through contractual service.

A full time Substance Abuse Counselor is on contract to provide substance abuse counseling on a group and individual basis. The inmate Substance Abuse program at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center consists of education and Assessment/referral services, group and individual counseling are provided. Male and female inmates, either sentenced or unsentenced, participate in separate classes.

YKCC certified courses taught every month.

Tundra Center has CRC beds available to the Yukon Kuskokwim inmates who qualify for work, education and/or rehabilitation furloughs.

Native Culture club meets, and has special events upon approval.

Library services include both regular and law. The library provides the prisoners with books, videos and a variety of library related materials. The in-house lending library includes books for various contributing sources.

The institutional law library is fully stocked with legal materials. All inmates may avail themselves to this service

Religious activities are coordinated by the state chaplain. Many volunteer ministers and lay persons hold church services and Bible study groups on an ongoing basis. Individual spiritual counseling is available from many denominations.

There are numerous opportunities available to the inmates at this facility in an ongoing effort to assist in the rehabilitation of the individual inmate. A list of the currently available opportunities follows:

  • Life Skills on various topics
  • Health
  • Individualized pre-release and Reentry programs
  • Parenting Skills
  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED Studies & Testing to obtain a GED

There are other special interest classes available as needed or requested.



All programs are offered to all General Population Inmates Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.