Goose Creek Correctional Center
Goose Creek Correctional Center is a level II medium-security classification facility with a total capacity of 1535 that houses both sentenced and pre-trial male inmates.
This facility is located at the corner of Port Access Road and Alsop Road in Point MacKenzie, Alaska. Goose Creek Correctional Center was opened in 2012, and it consists of five buildings sitting on 90 acres that have been cleared on a 330-acre site.
The mission of Goose Creek Correctional Center is to protect the public, while recognizing and and protecting victims’ rights and providing a safe and healthy environment for prisoners and staff. This facility promotes rehabilitation and provides housing and services for the inmates.
This facility promises to provide a secure, safe, sanitary, and healthy environment by following the American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities.
Program opportunities at Goose Creek Correctional Center include adult educational instruction and work programs. The aim is to provide quality reformative and rehabilitative opportunities for its prisoner population. The facility partners with local community entities and programs in an effort to increase the likelihood of a prisoner’s success upon release to those communities serviced by Goose Creek Correctional Center.
Goose Creek Correctional Center
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Visiting Hours and Rules
There have been reports that using the physical address in your GPS to find this facility when driving from Anchorage will send you 40 miles out of your way. Please use the directions below.
Directions to Goose Creek Correctional Center
Goose Creek Correctional Center is a 90-minute drive North of Anchorage or 45 minutes from Wasilla.
From Anchorage the easiest access to the facility is to travel east out of town on 6th Avenue, as you leave town this road will become the Glenn Highway. Stay on the main Highway, about 35 miles out of Anchorage it bends towards Wasilla, at this point the Glenn Highway ends and the Parks Highway begins.
As you drive through Wasilla you will turn left at the fourth traffic light on the Parks Highway (Main Street intersection) as it leaves Wasilla this road becomes the Knik-Goose Bay Road.
As you travel Southwest from Wasilla on Knik-Goose Bay Road go 17.2 miles before turning right onto Pt. Mackenzie Road.
Travel along Pt. Mackenzie Road until it ends at the T ( this is approx mile 7 Pt. Mac Road). Turn left at the T, from this point the facility is approximately 5 mile down the road at Mile 12 Pt. Mac Road on the left hand side.
You will take the second entrance at Alsop Road. Driving time from Anchorage is approximately 90 minutes for morning trips, but may take longer for afternoon trips. In the winter it may even be longer.
After mile 8 Knik-Goose Bay Road (Chevron Station) there is no place to stop for fuel or to use the bathroom.
Goose Creek Visit Schedule
Visiting days and times vary based on housing unit, security level, and custody status.
Housing Units, A, B, C, G, H and J have Monday-Friday visitation during the following hours:
Unsentenced inmates who are housed in units D, E, and F and have Monday-Friday visitation during the following hours:
Protective custody, K unit inmates, have Monday-Friday visitation from 9pm-10pm.
Weekend visiting hours are:
Inmates in housing units A, B, C, D, E, and F have visiting hours on Saturdays. Inmates in units G, H, and J have visitation on Sundays.
Protective custody inmates have weekend visitation on Sundays from 9pm-10pm.
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 visits last one hour, and they are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
While the Department of Corrections encourages visits with family and friends in the interest of rehabilitation, there is no constitutional right to visitation. It is expected that visitors will follow all rules governing visitation.
- Before you make the drive out to Goose Creek Correctional Center, the facility recommends:
- Call first if you are uncertain of the prisoner's status, housing assignment, or location.
- Call first if you are uncertain about visit approval
Conditions for Visitation
The institution will secure your purses, coats, and other hand-carried items that it restricts from the visiting area.
A visitor may not possess or use any personal electronic device without the Superintendent’s approval.
The Superintendent or designee may deny visitation for security reasons if visitors dress inappropriately or their clothing (or lack of clothing) violates the following criteria:
- A shirt and trousers for men; a shirt and skirt, shirt and slacks, or dress for women
- Visitors must wear footwear at all times
- Cut-offs, shorts, beach-type clothing, and provocative or revealing clothing such as mini-skirts, low-cut blouses, tube tops, low-cut pants and see-through blouses are not acceptable
- Visitors may not wear hats in the visiting area, unless authorized by the Superintendent.
Each visitor must register his or her name, address, and relation to the prisoner upon entry. Visitors must show proof of their identity, e.g., driver’s license. State I.D., or other picture identification.
Staff may search a visitor and his or her belongings for weapons and contraband. Visitors who refuse to submit to a search will not be allowed to visit. Staff may pat search or use a metal detector on visitors before and after visitation.
The Department may search a visitor’s personal effects and belongings if the visitor wishes to take them into the visitation area.
22301 West Alsop Road
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
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General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Prisoner's ID Number
Goose Creek Correctional Center
22301 West Alsop Road
Wasilla, AK 99623
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:
- Money orders, cashier’s checks, and certified checks for $500 or less
Goose Creek is a state-of-the-art facility that has a unique inmate mail policy. All mail is photo-copied and the original mail is destroyed to make sure illegal substances do not enter the facility. Greeting cards are not delivered to an inmate, and are instead placed in their personal property.
Inmates can receive photos, but they are first screened for drugs.
All magazines, books, or newspapers must come directly from the publisher or from approved vendors like Amazon.You can also send mail and photos via Access Corrections with their new pilot program.
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. Goose Creek Correctional Center uses Securus for inmate phone calls. To set up a Securus account click here.
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 Goose Creek Correctional Center by mailing a Money Order, Cashier’s Check, or Certified Check payable to the inmate. Simply mail the money order or check 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
- Program opportunities at Goose Creek Correctional Center include adult educational instruction and work programs.
- Classes are available in Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Equivalency Diploma (GED), parenting, Re-entry, Criminal Attitudes Program (CAP), anger management, English as a Second Language, and substance abuse counseling.
- Vocational opportunities are provided in carpentry, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, and electrical.
- Safety courses are provided in CPR/First Aid, rigging, flagging, asbestos abatement, and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).
- The facility coordinates with members of the community to provide periodic culturally relevant events.
- Goose Creek Correctional Center’s work programs include custodial, culinary, laundry, and building maintenance positions.
- Prisoner recreation and leisure activities include exercise, reading materials, board games, puzzles, and media outlets such as television.
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Careers at Goose Creek Correctional Center
If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Alaska Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Goose Creek Correctional Center by visiting their website. Correction Officers in Alaska start at $21.34 per hour.
Benefits include health insurance, plus paid leave and holidays.
Reviews from previous employees are all across the the board. Depending on the department you are working for, the reviews range between a 1-star rating all the way through a 5-star rating.