Kenai is home to the Alaska Department Corrections. This prison facility serves Kenai and other cities in the Kenai Peninsula County area areas. Always call first to make sure an inmate can receive visitors and is at the facility at Kenai AK, 99611-7028 in Kenai Peninsula before traveling or booking hotels.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards. Once you are able to communicate with your inmate, you can start making plans for visitation. There are many types of prison facility in AK. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries. Each will have it's own rules and times for visitation, calls and mail.
Prison is expensive. Phone calls are the most costly, especially without a local number, But also items an inmate needs like soap, envelopes and stamps will all cost money. So the first thing to do is ensure phone calls are economical so you can discuss a budget.
It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Alaska Department Corrections with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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