Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR) Lewis-Sunrise Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: March 02, 2024
Address
26700 S Hwy 85, Buckeye, AZ 85326
County
Maricopa
Phone
623-386-6160
Fax
623-327-0413
Email
maltirano@azadc.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 70, Buckeye, AZ 85326

ADCRR Lewis-Sunrise 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-Sunrise carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ADCRR Lewis-Sunrise 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.

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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 Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR)-Lewis-Sunrise operates as one of the 8 inner prison units within the multi-building modern structures, serving as a low-security prison in the Lewis main complex. Notably, the Lewis-Sunrise unit specifically caters to juvenile offenders. This facility was constructed through a collaborative effort involving both commercial enterprises and convict labor. With a capacity exceeding 5,000 inmates spread across 8 units, ADCRR-Lewis-Sunrise accommodates individuals at various security levels, ranging from 2 to 5 (maximum/high custody).

ADCRR employs a comprehensive score classification system to evaluate inmates and determine their appropriate custody and security level placements. This scoring mechanism, which ranges from 1 to 5, categorizes inmates based on their assessed risk or need, with higher scores indicating heightened risk factors. The eight units within ADCRR-Lewis encompass Bachman Unit (level 3), Barchey Unit (2-3), Buckley Unit (4), Eagle Point (2), Morey Unit (4), Rast Unit (4-5), and the Stiner Unit (2).

In terms of educational offerings, the Education Department at ADCRR-Lewis provides a diverse array of programs tailored to meet the needs of inmates. These programs include special education, mandatory literacy, GED preparation, and vocational training. For inmates unable to partake 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 made available. Additionally, inmates have the opportunity to pursue college-level correspondence courses at their own expense, with support from onsite education staff who assist with materials and proctoring examinations. Academic and vocational programs are delivered through a collaborative partnership between ADCRR-Lewis Education staff and Rio Salado College, with library services maintained to bolster literacy and academic initiatives.

Educators within the facility conduct thorough screenings to identify inmates' educational needs and ascertain the most suitable environment for program delivery, taking into account offender classification and security requirements. The implementation of the Inmate Program Plan (IPP) process facilitates the creation of personalized schedules for inmates, thereby ensuring access to all relevant programs, including education and library services, on a daily basis. Curriculum materials, assessment materials, and library resources are made accessible to inmates across all units, while adhering to institutional security protocols.

Inmate Locator

ADCRR Lewis-Sunrise 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

Sunrise Unit visitation hours are:
• Saturday & Sunday - 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Registration opens 7:30 pm – 10:15 am and 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm)
Special visits shall be scheduled 24 hours in advance for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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