AK DOC-Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 04, 2024
1000 Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy , Bethel, AK 99599
Bethel Census Area

YKCC 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 - medium 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-Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC)

You can support your loved ones at YKCC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 907-543-5245.

Located at 1000 Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy in Bethel, AK, YKCC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. YKCC 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-Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC) 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.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center is a state-operated facility with a capacity of 207 male and female inmates. It employs 45 staff members and functions as both an intake and short-term correctional institution. The majority of its population, ranging from 75% to 85%, consists of inmates in pretrial status.

Inmate Locator

YKCC 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


Secure Visiting is available to all prisoners (unless restricted for segregation reasons) Secure visits are conducted where your visiting is separated by a glass partition.

  • Secure Visiting Hours - General Population (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    • FEMALES: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM & 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • MALES: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Secure Visiting Hours - General Population (Saturday & Holidays)
    • FEMALES: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MALES: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Secure Visiting Hours - Segregation
    • FEMALES: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • MALES: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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.