Petersburg Community Jail

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Petersburg Community Jail Information

The Petersburg Community Jail is a 10 bed jail in the city of Petersburg, Wrangell City and 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 907-772-3838, 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 Petersburg Community Jail at 907-772-3838 to get it.

Phone: 907-772-3838

Physical Address:
16 South Nordic Drive
PO Box 329
Petersburg, AK 99833

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
c/o Petersburg Community Jail
PO Box 329
Petersburg, AK 99833

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How Do You Find Someone in the Petersburg Community Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Petersburg 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 907-772-3838 for the information you are looking for.

Petersburg 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 Petersburg 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 907-772-3838 for further assistance.

The Petersburg Community Jail maintains an average of 10 offenders in custody on any given day. The Petersburg 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 Wrangell City and Borough law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 400 offenders.

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About the Petersburg Community Jail
The Petersburg Community Jail in Alaska is a facility with a capacity of 189 beds, which has been operational since 1995 and hosts an average of 2591 bookings per year. It is supervised by 10 staff members and utilizes more than 94 prisoners in its in-house work lines to provide services for its kitchen, clothing, and other activities. The contact details for the jail are 907-772-4425 (main number) and 907-772-3759 (fax). The Sheriff of Petersburg Borough is James Kerr and he can be contacted on the main number. Inmates can be searched for online or by calling (907) 772-3838 (907) 772-3504. The Petersburg Community Jail allows two 45-minute onsite video visits each week with additional visits for those with special privileges. Visitors must bring a valid Alaska ID and sign the guest log. Inmates are allowed one to two mails per week, which will be checked by the jail staff. In addition, inmates can speak to their attorneys and family members for up to 29 minutes per call. The jail has a classification system to decide where an inmate will serve time based on security and levels of custody. Inmates may lose their good time if they fail to follow prison rules or do not complete court-ordered treatment. The Department of Corrections (DOC) provides prison programs such as educational, vocational, and therapeutic services as well as halfway houses and work release centers. The parole board screens offenders and looks at risk factors before granting parole with conditions to reduce risk to the public and increase the parolee’s chance for success. Victims have the right to comment in writing at parole hearings. The Petersburg Community Jail is unique in that it is comprised of three different jails located in the fastest-growing and most populous county in Alaska. It houses offenders convicted of misdemeanor and felony offenses who cannot post bond, as well as individuals sentenced for serious crimes such as homicides. The jail also has an inmate roster available online with information about inmates such as their full name, date of birth, address, race, IDN, case, document type. Inmates are also allowed to make calls between 9:00 am to 8:30 pm. In comparison to other jails such as Anchorage Correctional Complex, Petersburg Community Jail stands out due to its unique features.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Petersburg Community Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 907-772-3838.

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.

Petersburg Community Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Wrangell City and 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 Wrangell City and 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 Petersburg 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 Wrangell City and 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 Petersburg 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 Petersburg 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 Petersburg Community Jail
Inmate Visitation

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Petersburg Community Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-772-3838 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 Petersburg Community Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Petersburg Community Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-772-3838 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Petersburg Community Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-772-3838 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Petersburg Community Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-772-3838 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Petersburg 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 Petersburg Community Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-772-3838 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Petersburg 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 Petersburg Community Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-772-3838 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Petersburg 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 Petersburg Community Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-772-3838 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Petersburg 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 Petersburg Community Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 907-772-3838 for further assistance.

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This facility, known as "Petersburg Community Jail" is also known as Petersburg City Jail, Petersburg Community Jail , Petersburg Community Jail , Alaska, Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area.