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Anchorage Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

1400 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage Municipality
Visitation Phone: 907-269-0901
Main Phone: 907-269-4100
Beds: 396
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Anchorage Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Anchorage, Alaska.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 907-269-0901 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Anchorage Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions

Step 1

Call 269-0901 between 3:15 PM until 4:15 PM Monday through Friday (except Thursday) for the 7 PM and 8 PM visits.

Step 2

Arrive 15 minutes before your visit to check in.

Step 3

Show a government-issued, valid photo ID.

Step 4

Go upstairs as instructed 10 minutes before your visit is to start.

Step 5
Show birth certificates or guardianship papers for all children attending the visit.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Anchorage Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who has not been incarcerated in a jail or prison in Alaska in the past 60 days may visit an inmate.

EXCEPTION: If the inmate you wish to visit is a member of your immediate family, the above restriction does not apply.

Visitation applicants in Anchorage Borough County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.

Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied by law.

The Anchorage Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Anchorage Jail Visitation Application Process

Anchorage Jail does not require an application to visit an inmate at this facility.  

Visiting Hours in Anchorage Jail

Inmates are allowed one visit per day. Each visit is an hour long.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday — 9 AM, 10 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM

Thursday — 1 PM, 2 PM, No evening visit

Saturday & Sunday — 8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM.

Anchorage Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Anchorage Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

Wear clothes that are not revealing.

Don't wear see-through material.

Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.

Shorts and skirts cannot be shorter than 4 inches above the knee.

Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

Clothing promoting gang affiliation.

Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.

Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 907-269-0901 to ask specific questions about the Anchorage Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Anchorage Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Prior authorization for use of cell phones, cameras and recording/electrical devices is required for use in the facility. If you are found using these devices without authorization you may be barred from visiting.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 907-269-0901 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Anchorage Jail visitation.

'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.

Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.

Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.

This jail does not provide at-home video visitation but the policy can change at any time.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Anchorage Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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