Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR) Lewis-Barchey Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: March 02, 2024
26700 S Hwy 85, Buckeye, AZ 85326
Mailing Address
PO Box 3200, Buckeye, AZ 85326

ADCRR Lewis-Barchey 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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Satellite View of Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR) Lewis-Barchey Unit

You can support your loved ones at ADCRR Lewis-Barchey 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-Barchey carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ADCRR Lewis-Barchey 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-Barchey 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 Barchey facility operates as one of the 8 inner prison units, catering to a diverse mix of low, medium, and high-security inmates who have been sentenced in State Court for durations exceeding one year. Constructed through a collaborative effort involving commercial and convict labor, ADCRR-Lewis-Barchey stands as a modern facility with a capacity surpassing 5,000 inmates. Alongside Barchey, other units within ADCRR-Lewis include the Bachman Unit (level 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 constitute an integral component of the facility's operations, engaging in various assignments spanning across industries and community projects facilitated by Arizona Correctional Industries and Intergovernmental Agreements. These crews undertake diverse tasks, ranging from agricultural work at Hickman’s Egg Farm to manufacturing activities at Playcraft Trailers. Additionally, inmates contribute to food service, building maintenance, vehicle upkeep, and general labor efforts aimed at maintaining institutional grounds.

Lewis work crews are regularly dispatched within local and surrounding communities, including Phoenix and Tonopah, as well as within the Lewis Complex itself. 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 offers a comprehensive array of programs tailored to meet the diverse needs of inmates. These programs include 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. Moreover, 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, taking into account 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-Barchey 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

Regular Visiting Hours:
Saturday and Sunday Regular Hours 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phase 1 Block- Only (4) four hours are allowed to visit on Saturday or Sunday
Phase 2 Block-1 ½ blocks, with 12 hours (8 hours on Saturday/Sunday and 4 hours on Saturday/Sunday) Phase 3 Block- Get full-day visits Saturday and or Sunday

Non-Contact Hours: 8:00 am – 10:00 am (Friday Only)

Special Visits: Submit within 30 days for processing to COIII. After approval/denial, notification will be sent to the inmate for the visit, they will notify visitors. Date and time will be advised on MEMO. Legal Visit: Turn in request form to be processed within 24 hours to the COIII. ADW/DW approves the request form and sends out the notification to the inmate’s COIII.
Date and time will be advised on MEMO.

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