Lemon Creek Correctional Center

Lemon Creek Correctional Center is maximum-security facility that holds the most malevolent criminals in the state of Alaska.

This facility is a multi-function, state-operated adult correctional institution located in Juneau, Alaska. The institution has a capacity of 226 male and female inmates and employs 73 staff members.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center serves both as an intake and a long-term male facility. At any given time, 20 to 30 percent of the population is composed of inmates in pre-trial status. Approximately 80 percent of the population is composed of sentenced felons.

Numerous educational opportunities are available to inmates at LCCC, as well as drug and alcohol treatment.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation is by appointment only. Please contact Lemon Creek Correctional Center directly for more information.

To schedule a visitation appointment, call 907-465-6229 during regular business hours, 8 am to 3 pm on weekdays. You may only have one visit scheduled at any given time.

Visits are scheduled for 90 minutes: one hour for the visit and 30 minutes for check-in and assignment.  Secure visits will be scheduled weekdays, 8-11 am, 1-4 pm or 6:30-9:30 pm, and weekends 11 am-4 pm or 6:30-9:30 pm. Contact visits are weekends and some weekday evenings.

Visitation may be cancelled at any time for security reasons. LCCC will make every effort to contact you in advance, and reschedule your visitation appointment.

Visitors may have their visitation privilege suspended or ended for inappropriate dress or other misconduct. If you have questions about dress or what might be considered misconduct, please ask staff before visitation begins.

Physical Address

2000 Lemon Creek Road
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/AQrJngSMk3vGm9VM6

General Phone Number

​(907) 465-6200

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Lemon Creek Correctional Center
2000 Lemon Creek Road
Juneau, Alaska 99801

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 limited to 15 minutes, and may be 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 Lemon 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

  • Outdoor Recreation

There are five outdoor recreation yards. The large yard is complete with a softball diamond and a jogging path. Any number of large motor activities are possible. Three small yards are primarily utilized for misdemeanors, segregation and protective custody inmates.

Though small, the yards will accommodate a wide range of large motor activities. The maximum security unit has an outdoor recreation yard consistent with the security requirements of those inmates. The yard has a ball and basketball hoop plus Frisbees. All inmates are offered at least one hour of outdoor recreation per day. If an inmate works, then more outdoor recreation time is offered.

  • Indoor Recreation

There is a full size gymnasium which is available to all inmates except those in maximum security. The gym can accommodate basketball, jogging, badminton, volleyball and a wide range of other activities.

  • Sex Offender Management Program

Twenty-four month, inpatient, offense specific treatment program, for high risk sex offenders.

  • Furlough Placements

Glacier Manor has CRC beds available to Lemon Creek inmates who qualify for work, education and/or rehabilitation furloughs.

  • Prison Industries

The Prison Industries provide employment for approximately 34 inmates. During summer peak season, extra inmates are hired for evening shifts. The Prison Industries provides services for LCCC's needs and for the marine Highway System. Inmates are expected to develop good work habits and work hard.

The laundry is a massive operation which employs several male inmates to provide laundry services to LCCC and the Alaska State Ferry System.

  • Close-Up Program

Selected inmates and staff meet each spring with high school aged youths from all over the State of Alaska. Once a week, for six weeks, staff and inmates tell children about prison life and the value of an education and staying out of trouble.

  • Culture Groups

Native Culture and Black Culture clubs meet once a week with special events held as approved. Through various activities such as soda sales and movies, the clubs are able to raise moneys to fund several institutional and community based type projects.

  • Library

Library services include both lending and law. The in-house lending library includes nearly 1000 books from various contributing sources. Numerous periodical and in-state newspapers are subscribed to as well as vocational periodicals. Inmates are employed as librarians.

The institutional law library is fully stocked with legal materials as per the Cleary Partial Settlement Agreement. All inmates may avail themselves of this service. The maximum security unit has a mini law library on wheels comprised of basic materials.

A max inmate may request and will receive other materials. Requests for legal materials not available on-site are handled through an Anchorage based legal services firm.

  • Anger Management

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.

  • Domestic Violence Perpetrator Program

Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programs are specifically-designed interventions that focus on the rehabilitation of domestic violence perpetrators. The primary commitment is to the safety of victims including children; perpetrators are held solely responsible for their behavior.

  • Life Success Substance Abuse Treatment Program (LSSAT)

The Life Success Substance Abuse Treatment (LSSAT) Program is a 90-day intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program. The program serves 25 inmates per quarter and is open to all inmates who are assessed as appropriate for this level of services.

The program is a Cognitive Behavioral treatment process and is evidence-based. The program teaches life skills that allow the inmate to make the choice to become addiction free and a productive member of society.

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Includes basic academic instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills below the ninth-grade level.

  • GED

Secondary education in the form of instruction leading to a 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. The format allows a program to vary from very basic to very advanced depending on the need of the fathers.

  • Christmas Video

Videos where a parent can read a story, a letter, a poem to their children along with a message.

  • Introduction to Computers & Microsoft Certification

Basic computer instruction and Certification in the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Keyboarding

Utilizing the Mavis Beacon Typing Program.

  • HIV/AIDS Education

This educational class speaks towards HIV/AIDS.

  • Money Management

Budget and Finance, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

  • Child Support Services

General information is given out so that individuals know their rights and responsibilities as a parent when they are incarcerated.

  • Art Classes

Drawing, painting, seasonal projects, Native Art.

  • Pre-Employment

The different types of classes that are taught throughout the year include: Learning to build a functional resume, Dealing with Job Loss, Pink Slip to Paycheck, Putting Bars Behind You, Employment Strategies, Living Free, Employment of Ex-offenders, Successful Employment and Lawful Living through Conflict Management, Networking Your Way to a New Job, Career Assessment, Finding a Career That Fits, Career Matching, Employment After Prison, Job Searching, Keeping a Job, What Employers Want, Great Jobs Without a College Degree, Career Evaluation, Why Should I Hire You?, Interviewing Skills, Keeping a Job, and What Employers Want.

  • Planning For Success

Preparing for the Annual Lemon Creek Correctional Center Job Fair.

  • Commercial Driver’s License

This class allows one to earn your classifications for your CLD. Inmates are able to test with the Department of Motor Vehicles while incarcerated, and when released they can sign up for courses in the community to participate in classes where they learn to drive a commercial vehicle.

  • Preparing For Release

There are different types of classes that are taught throughout the year concerning Pre-Release including: Reentry, Life On the Outside, Preparing for Release, Putting Bars Behind You, Going Home to Stay, and Staying Focused on the Outside.

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Careers at Lemon Creek Correctional Center

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Alaska Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Lemon 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.