AK DOC-Wildwood Correctional Complex (WCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 04, 2024
Address
10 Chugach Ave, Kenai, AK 99611-7098
Beds
470
County
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Phone
907-260-7200
Fax
907-260-7208
Email
jonathan.barcus@alaska.gov

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

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You can support your loved ones at WCC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 907-260-7200.

Located at 10 Chugach Ave in Kenai, AK, WCC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. WCC 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-Wildwood Correctional Complex (WCC) 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.

Wildwood Correctional Center (WCC) serves the entirety of the Kenai Peninsula, commencing operations in 1983 after refurbishment from a former Army/Air Force station. Spread across 136 acres, it comprises 11 buildings and accommodates up to 476 inmates. Primarily housing male inmates, unsentenced female inmates are typically transferred to the all-female institution in Eagle River. Staffed by 130 personnel, WCC caters to all custody levels. It operates as a booking facility, offering alternatives such as ankle monitoring for sentence completion. During processing months, inmate workers engage in employment at local fish processing plants, providing valuable opportunities for rehabilitation and skill-building. The three sections are the Wildwood Correctional Center (Building 10), a medium custody long-term facility housing sentenced adult male felons and misdemeanants, featuring a correctional industries program. Additionally, it includes the Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility (Building 5), a 113-bed unit catering to male and female adult felons and misdemeanants across all custody levels, and the Wildwood Transitional Program. Each of these facilities houses different security types of inmates and has different visiting hours and programs.

Originally established as the Wildwood Army Station in 1951, and constructed for military communications, it transitioned to the Wildwood Air Force Station under the U.S. Air Force in 1965. After being considered for various purposes, including a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school, it was eventually transferred to the Kenai Native Association as part of the Alaska Native land claims settlement. Subsequently, in 1983, the State of Alaska leased a portion of the facility for correctional and pre-trial purposes, eventually acquiring it in December 1992.

Inmate Locator

WCC 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.

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Visitation Information

There are three separate visiting instructions for the Wildwood Correctional Complex

Wildwood Correctional Center

Wildwood Pretrial Facility

Wildwood Transitional Program

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.