Anvil Mountain Correctional Center - Nome

Anvil Mountain Correctional Center - Nome, is a regional facility that houses sentenced and unsentenced inmates, both male and female. It opened in 1985, and it serves the surrounding region with housing for inmates who are in pre-trial status and those who have short sentences.

The mission of this Level II facility is to protect the public, recognize and protect victim’s rights, provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and inmates alike, and promote reformation while providing housing and services.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am to 11:15 am, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Holidays: 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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.

If you are under the influence of intoxicants or drugs, you will not be allowed to visit. Contact visitation must be requested by the inmate and authorized by the superintendent prior to the visit.

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

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.

You can’t bring any personal items into a visit. There are lockers located in the reception area for you to store items that aren’t allowed in the visiting room.

Approved gifts to inmates from visitors are limited to money, magazines, newspapers and paperback books which will be turned over to the supervising officer, who will give it to the inmate.

Physical Address

1810 Center Creek Rd.
P.O. Box 730
Nome, Alaska 99762

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

1810 Center Creek Rd.
P.O. Box 730
Nome, Alaska 99762

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.

Any mail you send can’t:

  • Contain anything that has plans or threats of physical harm
  • Contain contraband
  • Be written in code
  • Contain 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 Anvil Mountain Correctional Center by mailing a United States Postal Money Order payable to the inmate. Simply mail the money order directly to the inmate using the inmate mailing address, and remember to include the inmate’s full 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

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) — basic academic instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills below the ninth-grade level.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Mavis Beacon Typing for speed and accuracy
  • Parenting — InsideOut Dad is a program for incarcerated fathers that includes 12 one-hour core sessions and 26 one-hour optional sessions
  • Driver’s Education and CDL
  • Educational programs that include: Microsoft Office Specialist Test Prep, Carpentry Curriculum, Basic first aid/CPR, AMSEA Marine Survival and Drill Conductor Training, Heater Maintenance and Repair, Small Business Basics, Memories to Memoirs Writing Class, and Pre-Release
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous

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Careers at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center - Nome

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Alaska Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, Nome by visiting their website. Correction Officers in Alaska have a starting salary of $38,639.

Benefits include health insurance and paid leave and holidays.