Arizona State Prison Complex - Lewis

Arizona State Prison Complex- Lewis, or ASPC- Lewis, is located in Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona. The facility has an inmate capacity of over 5,000 in seven units that house male inmates of all custody levels.

ASPC-Lewis is a modern, medium-security prison, and some of the housing units are named after former Arizona correctional officers who were killed in the line of duty: Bachman, Buckley, Barchey, Morey, Rast, and Stiner.  There is also the Eagle Point Unit and the Sunrise Unit.

Bachman Unit houses custody level two, three, and five, and Buckley houses level four. Barchey has a mix of level two and three, while Morey houses level four. Rast houses levels four and five, and Stiner is for inmates at custody level three. Eagle Point and Sunrise house inmates at custody level two.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting days and times vary based on housing unit.

Stiner Unit has regular visitation on Saturdays and Sundays. To get specific times for visits, and to schedule a non-contact visit, call 623-386-6160 ext 4122 or 4179.  

Barchey Unit has visitation on Saturdays and Sundays  Please call 623-386-6160 ext. 4322 or 4323 to verify visiting times for your loved one.

Bachman Unit has visitation on Saturdays and Sundays and non-contact visits on Mondays and Fridays.  You must call 623-386-6160 ext. 4522 or 4523 to schedule non-contact visits.

Morey Unit has visitation on Saturdays and Sundays, and you must call and verify the specific time because it is based on housing location.Call 623-386-6160 ext. 4222 or 4223 to verify the visiting hours and to schedule a non-contact visit.

Buckley Unit has visitation on Saturdays and Sundays and you must call this unit prior to visiting to schedule a visit  The number is 623-386-6160 ext 4422 or 4423.

Rast Unit has visitation for Maximum custody inmates on Thursdays and for close custody inmates Saturdays and Sundays. You must call at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a visit at 623-386-6160 ext 4622.

Eagle Point and Sunrise Unit have visitation on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-4pm  You must call 623-386-6160 ext 4724 or 4720 to schedule an appointment to visit.

How To Get On The Approved Visit List

When an inmate first arrives at Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis, those who want to have visits must submit a Visitation List. Inmates can have a maximum of 20 approved visitors on their list.

Anyone wishing to visit and/or receive telephone calls from an inmate must complete and submit the Application to Visit an Inmate. You can fill out this form online or have your loved one mail the form to you.

You must also pay a one-time $25 fee for a background check. This payment can be made online or mailed in via money order with a paper application. If this fee is not paid, the visitor application will not be processed and you can’t visit an inmate.

Visiting Rules

An inmate can have a maximum of six visitors at one time, regardless of age, during each visit. All adult visitors must have a current photo identification to visit with an inmate.

Visitors are permitted to bring the following items to a visit:

  • Photo ID
  • Prescription medication
  • One unopened package of cigarettes and/or one e-cigarette - Smoking may be prohibited in some visitation areas.
  • Money - Coins totaling a maximum of $40.00 per visitor.
  • Jewelry - One wedding/engagement ring, one religious medallion, one wristwatch and one pair of earrings or two observable body piercings. You must wear all items brought into visitation throughout the visit.
  • Keys - Two vehicle keys or one key and a vehicle remote control entry device.
  • One handheld baby carrier, per infant - The carrier shall be subjected to a thorough search prior to entry. Strollers or carriers with wheels shall not be permitted.
  • One clear plastic diaper bag, per infant – The diaper bag shall be subjected to a thorough search prior to entry. A diaper bag may contain only the following items:
    • Baby bottle - Three clear-plastic baby bottles of milk/formula or equivalent size unopened, commercially sealed containers of juice.
    • Baby food - Four small clear plastic containers (such as, Tupperware container) of soft food or baby food.
    • Diaper - One diaper for each hour of visitation.
    • Sani-wipes - One clear container or Ziploc bag of baby sani-wipes.
    • Blanket - One blanket, measuring no larger than 4' by 4'. The blanket cannot be tan in color.
    • Spoon - One small plastic spoon used to feed an infant.
    • Pacifier - One baby pacifier.
    • Clothing - One change of baby clothing.
    • Bib - One baby bib.
    • Diaper rash medication - One small tube of diaper rash medication.

With the exception of food brought in for food visits, cigarettes, and disposable baby items (diapers, wipes), each visitor must leave the visitation area with the exact property items possessed at the time the visitor was processed to visit.

All clothing that you wear to a visit must be clean, non-offensive, and within the bounds of common decency.

  • Shorts must be knee length, when standing.
  • No jogging shorts, cut-offs, or hip huggers.
  • Skirts and dresses must be knee length, when standing. Slits in skirts and dresses can’t extend above mid-thigh when seated.
  • No sleeveless tops or dresses; tank, tube, and halter tops; tops that are strapless; tops that allow display of bare midriff; mesh clothing; bodysuits; and swimsuits.
  • Tops of clothing shall be no lower than the person’s collarbone in the front and back. No cleavage shall be exposed.
  • Undergarments must be worn at all times.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Muscle shirts; sleeveless shirts; tank-style shirts; mesh shirts; or shirts that display bare midriff are prohibited.
For the Holiday and Food Visit Schedule at ASPC-Lewis click here.

Physical Address

Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis
26700 South Highway 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326

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General Phone Number

​(623) 386-6160

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Bachman Unit
Inmate Name and ADC#
P.O. Box 3500
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Barchey Unit
Inmate Name and ADC#
P.O. Box 3200
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Buckley Unit
Inmate Name and ADC#
P.O. Box 3400
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Eagle Point Unit
Inmate Name and ADC#
P.O. Box 3700
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Morey Unit
Inmate Name and ADC#
P.O. Box 3300
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Rast Unit
Inmate Name and ADC#
P.O. Box 3600
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Stiner Unit
Inmate Name and ADC#
P.O. Box 3100
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Sunrise Unit
Inmate Name and ADC#
P.O. Box 3700
Buckeye, AZ 85326

How to Call an Inmate

Prisoners at Arizona State Prison Complex - Lewis have reasonable access to a telephone, but they can’t receive inbound calls. Inmates can only make collect calls or prepaid calls.

Anyone wishing to receive telephone calls from an inmate must complete and submit the Application to Visit an Inmate and select the phone-only option. You can fill out this form online or have your loved one mail the form to you. You will not have to pay the $25 fee if you are applying for phone privileges only.

Once your visiting application is approved, or you have submitted the visiting application with the phone section completed, the inmate will be allowed to call you.

Whether applying online or by mail, it is critical that all information fields and both sides are completed prior to submitting the form. By completing and submitting the form, you are attesting to the truthfulness and accuracy of the information. Criminal background checks are conducted on all persons applying for visitation or phone call privileges. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Arizona, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can put money on an inmate’s book either online, on the phone, or in the lobby of USPC-Lewis using the kiosk.  There are three companies that process inmate funds in Arizona:

When you send money to an inmate using one of these methods, there is a fee charged for each transaction based on the amount, company, and method. To find a fee breakdown for each company, click here.

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

Work Incentive Pay Plan (WIPP): This program allows inmates to utilize experience and training  in meaningful employment while supporting their needs.


The Education Department at ASPC-Lewis offers special education, mandatory literacy, GED preparation, and vocational programs to inmates.

Inmates may also take college level correspondence courses at their own expense, with onsite education staff assisting with materials and proctoring of required examinations.

Academic and vocational programs provide delivery of services through a partnership between ASPC-Lewis Education staff and Rio Salado College. Library services are also maintained for inmates in support of literacy and academic initiatives.

Educators screen inmates for educational needs, and identify the least restrictive environment in which those services can be offered in conjunction with offender classification and security staff.

The Inmate Program Plan (IPP) process, once implemented, will provide an individualized schedule for each inmate for all appropriate programs, including education and library access on a daily basis.

The curriculum materials, assessment materials, and library materials are made available to inmates in all units and managed within the restrictions of institutional security requirements.


The Religion Department ensures that inmates are provided access to religious activities and religious materials, religious diets and other legitimate requirements of their faith.

Regularly scheduled worship/study opportunities are provided for the major faith groups including Catholic, non-denominational Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Native American, and LDS/Mormon.

All legitimate religions are accommodated either individually or in scheduled groups when a significant number of that faith group make a request for group worship/study, if a qualified religious leader is available, and if logistical issues are satisfied.

ASPC-Lewis encourages religious visitation between religious leaders and inmates. Inmates may request or consent to a pastoral visit by an accredited minister or religious leader. Groups working with local religious organizations provide qualified volunteers for religious services/studies.

Continuous religious education and/or advance study, including certificate programs and correspondence courses, may be requested through the Complex Senior Chaplain.

Counseling and moral guidance is available at all times upon request and consultation with family members is available under some specific conditions.

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Careers at Arizona State Prison Complex - Lewis

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Arizona Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Arizona State Prison Complex - Lewis by visiting their website.

Benefits include health insurance, plus paid leave and holidays.