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What are Inmate Records?

Inmate records contain official information relating to an inmate in a correctional facility in Alaska. Inmate records may contain information such as name, date of birth, charges, sentence, the term of imprisonment, physical descriptions and sometimes a photograph of the inmate. In compliance with Alaska’s open record laws, all or some of this information can be accessed by interested members of the public.

Structure of the Alaska Correctional Facilities

Alaska Department of Corrections (AK DOC) is the agency with administrative powers over the correctional facilities in the State of Alaska. The AK DOC provides various rehabilitative programs for inmates, including educational services, vocational services, health, and rehabilitation, etc. Institutions under the administration of the Ak DOC include

For further inquiry, an interested person may contact

Department of Corrections Anchorage
550 West 7th Avenue. Suite 1800
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Tel: (907) 334-2391
Toll-Free (844) 934-2381


Department of Corrections –Juneau
Juneau, Alaska 9981-2000
Tel: (907) 465-3390

Can Anyone Visit an Inmate in Alaska?

Not everyone may be granted access to visit an inmate in an Alaska facility. All visitors must be 18 years of age and older to visit an Alaska Corrections facility. There are many reasons a person may be denied access. One of them is a previous violation of the applicable visiting rules and regulations. Other reasons include

  • The prospective visitor had been in the custody of a correctional facility and was only released within the 60 days prior to the intended date of visit. This does not include persons who are inmate’s family members or persons whose charges were dismissed or have been acquitted. In any case, the superintendent may preapprove a visit by persons whose release date falls within the 60 day period mentioned earlier.
  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed to visit.
  • Persons who are denied visitation because they are considered a security threat and have been determined that their presence may jeopardize the safety and security of the facility.
  • Visitors who are minors must be accompanied by an immediate family member, an adult who is approved by the Superintendent or legal guardian. If they are not the child(ren) of the inmate, then they must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.

How to Visit an Inmate in Alaska

All prospective visitors must be approved to visit and their names must appear on the inmate’s approved visitor’s list. To obtain approval,

  • The inmate is required to mail a visitor’s application form to the prospective visitor. The application form is not available online.
  • Prospective visitors must complete the application form and mail it back to the specific facility.
  • An adult accompanying a minor to the facility must present the minor’s birth certificate or guardianship paperwork at arrival for visits.
  • Visitors must register their name, relations to the prisoner, address and present valid acceptable photo identification such as military ID, driver’s license, passport, tribal ID or State issued ID or other photo identification.
  • Except with the prior approval through security, each visitor may only visit 1 inmate in a 30 day period unless they have more than 1 immediate family member in custody. In that case, the visitor may see each inmate family member on different days within the period.
  • Visitors must arrive an hour before the visiting time. Visitor’s screening starts 10 minutes before the visiting time, visitors not within the building before the screening time will not be allowed to visit for that day.
  • Alaska abides by strict rules and regulations, dress code and expected conduct during visits, it is advisable that all prospective visitors familiarize themselves with the visitation policy to avoid being denied entry to visit the inmate of interest.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Alaska

Inmates in Alaska can receive money from family and friends by mail. Personal checks are not allowed and Money orders or cashier’s cheque sent must be properly filled and must contain the inmate’s full name and identification number. There is a 10-day hold on money orders and cashier’s checks before the funds are deposited int the inmate’s account

Checks are only accepted if they are certified or issued by the State of Alaska, U.S. Government, Corporate Dividends, refunds from vendors, postal money orders, certified checks or payroll checks. An inmate may be able to disburse up to $250 to persons on the outside with the approval of the Superintendent.

How to Obtain Inmate Records from State Correctional Facilities

The Alaska Department of Corrections offers VINElink inmate information and notification service. Any interested person may visit the Victim Information and Notification Every day VINElink website or use the toll-free automated inmate information and notification service any time of the day, 7 days a week on (800) 247-9763 to receive an inmate's current location and tentative release date. For more information, an interested person may contact

The Victim Service Unit
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1800
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3570
Tel: (907) 269-7384
Toll-Free (877) 741-0741

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Contact:(855) 219-6960

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  • There were over 1,240,000 reported violent crimes in the United States in 2017.
  • Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported.
  • Around 73 million (29.5%) of Americans have criminal records, many of which are eligible for sealing or expungement.
  • There were nearly 7.7 million property crimes in the United States in 2017. This represents a 3.6% decrease from the previous year.
  • Some newspapers have reported the cost of a public record can cost between $5 and $399,000.
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