Seward Community Jail

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Seward Community Jail Information

The Seward Community Jail is a 10 bed jail in the city of Seward, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Alaska State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 907-224-3645, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Seward Community Jail at 907-224-3645 to get it.

Phone: 907-224-3645

Physical Address:
410 Adams Street
PO Box 167
Seward, AK 99664

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
c/o Seward Community Jail
410 Adams Street
Seward, AK 99664

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How Do You Find Someone in the Seward Community Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Seward Community Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 907-224-3645 for the information you are looking for.

Seward Community Jail Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Seward Community Jail, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

The Seward Community Jail maintains an average of 10 offenders in custody on any given day. The Seward Community Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Kenai Peninsula Borough law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 2,800 offenders.

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About the Seward Community Jail
Seward Community Jail in Alaska is a 14-bed, temporary detention facility owned and operated by the City of Seward and is part of the State Contract Jail Program. The jail provides short term detention for persons held on state criminal charges pending arraignment, bail release or transfer to another Department of Rehabilitation. It is located at 410 Adams Street, PO Box 167 in Seward and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Inmates at Seward Community Jail are allowed to send and receive mails and some packages, as well as have commissary accounts funded by friends and family members. They are also allowed visitors who must be pre-approved for visitation. Inmates at the Seward Community Jail have privileges such as two 45-minute onsite video visits per week which must be scheduled in advance and phone calls between 8AM and 6PM daily. If an individual needs assistance with an inmate at the Seward Community Jail they can call 907-224-4028 to speak to personnel directly. The jail is run by 14 officers and is a medium-security Adult jail. It is also notable for being one of the top employers in Seward, providing steady year-round jobs with good pay to 140 corrections officers, 79 of whom currently live in Seward or Moose Pass area. It also provides electricity, water, and sewer services to Spring Creek Correctional Center, a maximum security prison located nearby. Inmates are allowed to participate in specialized programs such as electronic monitoring, community work service, medical services, and religious functions. In May 2021, there was an incident of 62 inmates rioting in the 'Hotel Mod' housing unit at the prison, but no injuries were reported.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Seward Community Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Seward Community Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 907-224-3645.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Seward Community Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Kenai Peninsula Borough?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Kenai Peninsula Borough for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Seward Community Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Kenai Peninsula Borough and other Alaska and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Seward Community Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Seward Community Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Seward Community Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Seward Community Jail? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Seward Community Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Seward Community Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Seward Community Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Seward Community Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Seward Community Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Seward Community Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Seward Community Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Seward Community Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Seward Community Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Seward Community Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Seward Community Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Seward Community Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Seward Community Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Seward Community Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Seward Community Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-224-3645 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Kenai Peninsula Borough

What are the other City and County Jails in Kenai Peninsula Borough?

Kenai Peninsula Borough County Jails
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