Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR) Lewis-Bachman Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: March 02, 2024
Address
26700 S Hwy 85, Buckeye, AZ 85326
County
Maricopa
Phone
623-386-6160
Fax
623-327-3675
Email
clee2@azadc.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 70, Buckeye, AZ 85326

ADCRR Lewis-Bachman 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 ADCRR Lewis-Bachman on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 623-386-6160.

Located at 26700 S Hwy 85 in Buckeye, AZ, ADCRR Lewis-Bachman carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ADCRR Lewis-Bachman 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 Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR) Lewis-Bachman Unit 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 ADCRR-Lewis Bachman facility serves as one of the 8 inner prison units accommodating a diverse mix of low, medium, and high-security inmates sentenced in State Court for durations exceeding one year. Constructed through a collaboration of commercial and convict labor efforts, ADCRR-Lewis-Bachman operates as a modern facility with a capacity exceeding 5,000 inmates. Alongside Bachman, other units within ADCRR-Lewis include the Barchey Unit (housing inmates at levels 2-3), Buckley Unit (level 4), Eagle Point (level 2), Morey Unit (level 4), Rast Unit (levels 4-5), Stiner Unit (level 3), and the Sunrise Unit (level 5).

Work crews play a crucial role in the operation of the facility, with assignments spanning various industries and community projects under Arizona Correctional Industries and Intergovernmental Agreements. These crews, primarily sourced from the Bachman Unit, engage in tasks ranging from agricultural work at Hickman’s Egg Farm to manufacturing activities at Playcraft Trailers. Additionally, inmates participate in food service, building maintenance, vehicle maintenance, and general labor crews for the upkeep and maintenance of institutional grounds. The Bachman Unit primarily consists of minimum custody inmates, utilized for offsite work assignments.

Lewis work crews are dispatched daily within local and surrounding communities, including Phoenix and Tonopah, as well as throughout the Lewis Complex itself. Notably, some crews are designated as Fire Crews, presumably tasked with firefighting and related emergency response duties.

In terms of education, the Education Department at ADCRR-Lewis provides a comprehensive array of programs tailored to meet the diverse needs of inmates. These programs encompass special education, mandatory literacy, GED preparation, and vocational training opportunities. For inmates unable to participate in traditional classroom settings due to health or safety concerns, alternative instructional methods such as direct instruction, video/closed circuit instruction, and computer-assisted learning are available. Additionally, inmates have the option to pursue college-level correspondence courses at their own expense, with onsite education staff providing support and proctoring examinations.

Educators within the facility conduct thorough screenings to identify inmates' educational needs and determine the most suitable environment for program delivery, considering both offender classification and security requirements. The implementation of the Inmate Program Plan (IPP) process ensures the creation of individualized schedules for inmates, guaranteeing access to relevant programs, including education and library services, on a daily basis. Materials and resources essential for educational and vocational pursuits are made accessible across all units within the facility, adhering to institutional security protocols and restrictions.

Inmate Locator

ADCRR Lewis-Bachman 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

2024 Lewis Visitation Schedule.pdf

Contact Visits
Saturday & Sunday
**Phase One Inmate ** 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Non-Contact Visits
Must call Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday to schedule a visit Visits are conducted depending on available space
Mondays & Fridays 8:00 am-10:00 am & 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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