AK DOC-Palmer Correctional Center (PCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 04, 2024
Address
Mile 58 Old Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645
Beds
514
County
Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Phone
907-745-5054
Fax
907-745-1574
Email
jason.hamilton@alaska.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 919, Palmer, AK 99645

PCC is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - low facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of AK DOC-Palmer Correctional Center (PCC)

You can support your loved ones at PCC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 907-745-5054.

Located at Mile 58 Old Glenn Hwy in Palmer, AK, PCC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. PCC offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on AK DOC-Palmer Correctional Center (PCC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

PCC serves the MatSu Valley and Southcentral Alaska regions, reopening its doors in 2021. Spanning approximately one square mile of property and comprising 20 buildings, the facility has a maximum capacity of 514 male sentenced inmates. Staffed by 106 individuals, PCC operates at a custody level of minimum/medium, prioritizing education, rehabilitation, and community reentry for its inmates.

With a focus on reentry into the community, PCC provides education and rehabilitation programs while emphasizing guidance through leadership and mentorship, promoting positive role modeling consistent with societal values. This approach ensures the safety and security of the community, staff, and inmates alike.

Educational opportunities at PCC include adult basic education (ABE) and GED programs, enabling inmates to attain educational levels equivalent to the 9th grade and earn their high school equivalency diploma, respectively. Vocational studies cover small engine repair, forklift operation, welding, and various computer information/drafting courses. Inmates are encouraged to engage in these classes to acquire new skills that can facilitate their successful reintegration into society upon release.

Inmate Locator

PCC maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

Get an Arrest Record immediately.

Visitation Information

Visiting Information for the Hesterberg Reception Center (HRC)

Visitors needing information regarding mail/visitation/property may call the Hesterberg Reception Center at 907-761-5360 from 10:15 AM to 10:15 PM seven days a week.

If you are having issues with the telephone system, please call the Securus Trouble line at 1-800-844-6591.

Inmates housed in the Medium Facility are divided into four groups, they determine which group they are in, and they must inform their visitors.

  • Group I (A-K) — Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Holidays
  • Group II (L-Z) — Tuesday, Friday, Sunday and Holidays
  • Group III (TLC) — Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

All visits will be approximately one hour in length.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings: 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM, and 9:00 PM (adult visitors only)
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 10:30 AM (adult visitors only), 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM, and 9:00 PM (adult visitors only)

No Thursday visiting.

Inmates housed in the Palmer Correctional Center may be visited every day except Thursdays when there is no visiting.

  1. All visitors must check in thirty minutes before visits.
  2. Visitors will be transported to the Medium and Minimum facilities and back to the HRC at approximate designated times only.
  3. The bus will not be held or called back.
  4. All inmates requiring Secure Visiting must submit a written request 48 hours in advance.
  5. All Transitional Living Community Inmates must submit a written request 48 hours in advance of weekday visits.

All special conditions visitation will be on a first come first approved basis.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.