Anchorage Correctional Complex

Anchorage Correctional Complex (ACC) is divided into two separate buildings and has a total capacity of 850. It houses inmates of all security levels.

The facility includes an Acute Psychiatric Unit/Mike Mod Men’s Unit, which is an in-patient mental health treatment unit that provides 24/7 hospital-level psychiatric care.

Anchorage Correctional Complex has numerous educational opportunities available to their inmates, as well as drug and alcohol treatment.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Inmates are allowed one visit per day, with a maximum of three visitors at a time.



9:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 7pm, 8pm

Thursday: 1pm and 2pm only (No morning or evening visitation)

Saturday & Sunday: 8am, 9am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 7pm, 8pm

Sign up begins one (1) hour prior to any visitation time and will last for 30 minutes (e.g., for 9:00am visit, sign up at 8:00am-8:30am).

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.

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 current identification each time you visit, regardless of age, (Driver's license, state ID, Passport, Military ID, Tribal ID are acceptable forms of Identification).

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.

Visitors must be properly dressed before checking in to visit an inmate. Any clothing or clothing articles that are considered inappropriate will not be permitted to be worn in the visitation area.

Proper undergarments must be worn. Some clothing articles and accessories are prohibited. Wear clothing that is appropriate for a gathering of men, women, and young children. Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative, transparent or revealing clothes) will result in your being denied visitation.


  • halter tops, tank tops, tops with spaghetti straps, or that expose the midriff or cleavage
  • bathing suits
  • see-through garments of any type including excessive lace
  • crop tops
  • low-cut blouses or dresses
  • Skin tight pants (Yoga pants, spandex material)
  • miniskirts (skirts may not exceed 2 inches above the knee)
  • backless tops
  • hats or caps (the exception is headgear worn for religious purposes e.g. Muslim caps, Rastafarian hats, Sikh Turbans, Jewish yarmulkes)
  • sleeveless garments
  • hooded clothing
  • Shorts (no more than 2 inches above the knee during the summer)
  • sunglasses
  • Any clothing that displays a gang affiliation or is attributable to gang culture. Additionally, clothing that is obscene, racist or displays sexual content is not allowed
  • Sweat suits, track suits, zipped jackets or shirts
  • Winter Gear (Oversized coats, snowsuits, scarves, Gloves, Earmuffs, oversized down vest)
  • dresses or skirts with a high-cut split in the back, front, or side
  • clothing that looks like inmate clothing (gold top and gold pants)
  • Boots over the knee. Shoes/boots must not have steel toecaps or sharp accessories (e.g. spikes, stiletto heels) Heels are to be no more than 3 inches.
  • No bare feet (This includes children)

Physical Address

1400 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

For prisoners in the EAST Building:
Prisoner's full name
Anchorage Correctional Complex
1400 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

For prisoners in the WEST Building:
Prisoner's full name
Anchorage Correctional Complex
1300 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Prisoners may correspond with anyone unless it jeopardizes the safety of a person, a prisoner’s rehabilitation, or the security of the institution. So, 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

If family and friends send in items other than those listed above, the prisoner is required to return to sender or forward the mail to another address, at their own expense. If the prisoner does not have enough money to accomplish this, then the items will be destroyed within 30 days.

  • Prohibited mail is any mail that:
  • Contains anything that has plans or threats of physical harm
  • Contains contraband
  • Is written in code
  • Solicits money or gifts
  • Contains anything that could aid an escape

How to Call an Inmate

Calling an inmate directly isn’t possible because they are not allowed to have cellphones and they can't receive inbound calls to the facility.

Inmates can make outbound calls during approved hours, and they must call collect or pay for the call with the money that is on their personal account.

Phone calls are monitored and recorded. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Alaska, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can easily send money to an inmate at Anchorage Correctional Complex by mailing a United States Postal Money Order payable to the inmate. Simply mail the money order directly to the inmate using the proper inmate mailing address, and remember to include the inmate’s name and ID number.

An inmate can receive a maximum of $500 each month.

Inmates are allowed to spend money on phone calls and commissary.  The commissary (or canteen) is the prison store, where inmates can buy a variety of items like food and beverages, OTC medications, stationary, stamps, hygiene items, clothing, and electronics.

​Programs For ​Inmates

ACC East Education Programs

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) — basic academic instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills below the ninth-grade level.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Resume Workshop
  • Basic Computers — Basic computer instruction, using different aspects of MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Red Cross HIV Presentation — Current information on HIV and prevention
  • Red Cross Infectious Disease — Current information on Infectious diseases and prevention are presented especially MRSA, Hepatitis, TB, and aspects of nutrition
  • Educational Opportunity Center — Informs students about college or occupational training programs. All aspects of occupational interest and financial aid are discussed especially the FAFSA

ACC West Education Programs

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) — basic academic instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills below the ninth-grade level.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Parenting — InsideOut Dad is a program for incarcerated fathers that includes 12 one-hour core sessions and 26 one-hour optional sessions
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Refresher Classes — Classes in math, writing, English usage
  • College Correspondence — College credit through certified Colleges
  • Introduction to Computers — Basic computer in Windows, Word, EXCEL.
  • University of Alaska Anchorage Education Opportunity Center — Financial Aid, College Enrollment, Strong Interest Inventory, etc.
  • US Department of Labor Vocational Interest Assessment Instrument — Computer based
  • Resume Writing — Books and computer based

Both ACC West and East offer an Anger Management Course that targets effective alternatives to violence through education, problem-solving, conflict resolution, communication, assertiveness, and practical skills to reduce violent behavior to include role-playing modeling self-regulation skills. They both also offer Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

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Careers at Anchorage Correctional Complex

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Alaska Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Anchorage Correctional Complex by visiting their website. Correction Officers in Anchorage start at $21.34 per hour.

Benefits include health insurance, plus paid leave and holidays.