Fairbanks Correctional Center

Fairbanks Correctional Center is a close security institution that is the intake facility for Northern Alaska. It has a capacity of 257, and houses male and female inmates of all security levels. Fairbanks provides housing for both pre-trial and sentenced prisoners.

Rehabilitation is made possible to inmates at Fairbanks Correctional Center through a variety of educational courses, substance abuse treatment programs, and alternatives to violence courses.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting days and hours at Fairbanks Correctional Center are determined by the first letter of the inmate’s last name, gender, and security level.

A through K: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
L through Z: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday
A through Z: Friday

The following are the visiting hours for each day:

  • 5:30am Maximum Segregation
  • 7:30am Administrative Segregation
  • 8:30am General Population Female
  • 9:30am General Population Male
  • 12:30pm General Population Male
  • 1:30pm General Population Female
  • 2:30pm General Population Male
  • 4:30pm Administrative Segregation
  • 6:30pm Protective Custody
  • 7:30pm General Population Female
  • 8:30pm General Population Male

Please contact Fairbanks Correctional Facility directly for more detailed information.

Contact visits are for immediate family only and take place in a separate room from secure visiting. The inmate is the only person who can initiate the process to schedule a contact visit. You will be required to bring in documentation (birth/marriage certificate) to the front desk prior to the scheduling of a contact visit.

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.

General Visiting Rules

All visitors must sign in and out. Adults will sign in children. All visitors must present photo ID (Drivers License/State ID) and be at least 18 years of age. Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. However, if the minor is a member of the prisoners immediate family, they may be accompanied by any adult family member.

If a prisoner is at an activity such as yard out, church, recreation, orientation or with an attorney, there will not be a visit. So, make sure your loved one knows you are coming for a visit so they can be prepared.

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).

You may only take your car key and ID into visiting. The only exception to this rule, is that if you are bringing in a baby you may take a pacifier and baby blanket. NO baby bottles will be allowed in the visiting room.

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.

Fairbanks Visiting Room Dress Code & Prohibited Items:

  • Hats, coats, hooded clothing, and jackets are prohibited.
  • Shirts must have sleeves, shoulders and midriffs must be covered.
  • Clothing may not have obscene or provocative slogans, logos, or other objectionable writing.
  • Shirts with buttons/clasps must be buttoned/fastened with the exception of the top (neck) button/clasp.
  • Zippered shirts, jackets, sweaters, and coats are prohibited.
  • Pants and/or skirts must extend below the knee.
  • Cell phones are prohibited.
  • Any clothing item which is transparent, translucent, low cut, revealing, provocative, or immodest is prohibited.
  • Nothing may be carried into the visiting rooms. Lockers are available to secure your belongings.

No visit will last longer than 1 hour and secure visits are not required to last the entire hour. Contact visits are required to last the entire hour due to security issues.

Visitors may be excluded for:

  • Security requirements
  • Space availability
  • Disruptive conduct including unruly children
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Health problems
  • Refusal to submit to a search before or after a visit, including search of belongings
  • Improper ID
  • Previous violations of visiting rules
  • Being in jail within the last 60 days or a felon on probation

Each prisoner may have a group of three visitors (not counting a small child held by an adult for the entire visit).

Physical Address

1931 Eagan Ave
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pBCsczBTtNvdrM9k8

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

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Fairbanks Correctional Center
1931 Eagan Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701

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 mail out unapproved items, 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

You can send magazines, books, and newspapers directly from the publisher or through vendors like Amazon.

How to Call an Inmate

Calling an inmate directly isn’t possible because prisoners 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 Fairbanks Correctional Center by mailing a money order, cashier’s check, or certified check made payable to the inmate. Simply mail the money order or check directly to the inmate using the proper 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

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) — basic academic instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills below the ninth-grade level.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Parenting — The InsideOut Dad is a program for incarcerated fathers that includes 12 one-hour core sessions and 26 one-hour optional sessions that are tailored to the father’s needs.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Microsoft Certification in the Microsoft Office Suite, which includes Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Outlook
  • Re-entry workshops to help with job searches, resumes, cover letters, interviews, and job challenges
  • Mavis Beacon Typing for speed and accuracy
  • Vocational training in Residential Construction
  • Distance education classes from UAF (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
  • College entrance exams that include ASSET testing
  • High school math refresher course
  • High school classes for high school students who are incarcerated
  • Domestic violence perpetrator program
  • Anger management
  • Life Success Substance Abuse Treatment (LSSAT)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Reformers Unanimous - a faith-based addiction recovery program
  • Alternatives to Violence Class

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Careers at Fairbanks Correctional Center

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Alaska Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Fairbanks Correctional Center by visiting their website.

Benefits include health insurance, plus paid leave and holidays.

Employees that have worked for this facility say it is a great atmosphere to work in that provides an easy schedule and good people to work with.