Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR) Lewis-Rast Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: March 02, 2024
26700 S Hwy 85, Buckeye, AZ 85326
623-386-6160 ext 4622
Mailing Address
PO Box 3600, Buckeye, AZ 85326

ADCRR Lewis-Rast 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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Located at 26700 S Hwy 85 in Buckeye, AZ, ADCRR Lewis-Rast carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ADCRR Lewis-Rast 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-Rast 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-Rast facility operates as one of the 8 inner prison units, specifically designed to accommodate medium/maximum-security offenders who are sentenced in State Court for longer durations. Constructed through a collaborative effort involving commercial and convict labor, ADCRR Lewis-Rast stands as a modern facility within the entire complex, with a capacity exceeding 5,000 inmates.

Work crews are essential to the facility's operations, engaging in diverse assignments spanning industries and community projects facilitated by Arizona Correctional Industries and Intergovernmental Agreements. These crews undertake various tasks, including agricultural work at Hickman’s Egg Farm and manufacturing activities at Playcraft Trailers. Additionally, inmates contribute to food service, building maintenance, vehicle upkeep, and general labor efforts aimed at maintaining institutional grounds.

Regularly dispatched within local and surrounding communities, including Phoenix and Tonopah, as well as within the Lewis Complex itself, Lewis work crews fulfill critical roles in community projects and emergency response efforts. Designated Fire Crews handle firefighting and related tasks, making significant contributions to public safety.

In terms of education, the Education Department at ADCRR-Lewis offers a comprehensive array of programs tailored to meet inmates' diverse needs. These include special education, mandatory literacy, GED preparation, and vocational training opportunities. Alternative instructional methods such as direct instruction, video/closed circuit instruction, and computer-assisted learning accommodate inmates unable to participate in traditional classroom settings due to health or safety concerns. Additionally, inmates may opt for college-level correspondence courses, with onsite education staff providing support and proctoring examinations.

Educators conduct thorough screenings to identify inmates' educational needs and determine suitable program delivery environments, considering offender classification and security requirements. The implementation of the Inmate Program Plan (IPP) process ensures 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 accessible across all units within the facility, while adhering to institutional security protocols and restrictions.

Inmate Locator

ADCRR Lewis-Rast 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

Mondays Rast Max L21 Non-Contact
7:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fridays Rast Close L32 Non-Contact 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Fridays Rast Close L37 Non-Contact 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday Rast Close L32 Contact
Saturday and Sunday Rast Max Contact The housing locations rotate.

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