McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage
McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage

McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage, located in Anchorage Alaska, is a minimum- security prison that can house 165 sentenced male inmates. The prison also includes three death row units.

All inmates are required to participate in substance abuse treatment and academic programs. The residential substance abuse treatment program with parenting programs that give inmates a chance to participate in activities such as reading and play groups with their children.

Educational opportunities at McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage include the chance for inmates to earn a GED. Earning an associate’s degree is also an option. Work programs include the ability for inmates to work in the cafeteria, landscaping, janitorial, maintenance, and with heavy equipment. Working empowers the inmates by giving them new skills and helping them establish good work habits.

McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage - General Information

Facility Name: McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage
Facility Type: State Prison
Address: 2600 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508
Phone: 907-261-4321
Capacity: 165
Facility Type: Juvenile
City: Anchorage
Postal Code: 99508
State: Alaska
County: Anchorage Borough County

How to Find Someone in McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage

McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage is a facility under the Hawaii Department of Corrections. The Department of Corrections publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held.

If you want to search for an inmate at McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage, go to the Alaska Department of Corrections home page and to the search link. Type in the first and last name of the inmate you are looking for, and the search results will appear.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender.

Inmate mail cannot contain any information on describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security or advocate violence, racial supremacy or nudity. No current inmate-to-inmate mail is allowed and will be destroyed.

To send mail to an inmate at McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage, address your envelope as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number
?McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage
2600 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508

You can also send magazines or books to your inmate, but they must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope.

Sending Money

If you are on an inmate's approved correspondence/visiting list you can send funds to an inmate through the mail. All funds must come in the form of a Cashier's Check made payable to "McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage" and have the inmate's name and ID number in the memo. The sender's complete name and address must also be listed somewhere on the check.

The maximum amount that an inmate can receive each month is $200. You can also drop a cashier’s check off at the facility.

Phone calls

Every inmate in the McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage has the privilege to talk to friends and family on the phone. Inmate phone calls are provided by Global Tel Link (GTL) which allows calls to landline and wireless cell phones. Payment options include collect, prepaid, and debit.

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Inmates at McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage are allowed a one hour visitation per weekend. Inmates are allowed to have up to three visitors at a time. All visitors must submit a visitor’s application and be approved prior to visiting. The general population has visiting on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

You will be searched before visiting an inmate, and no personal belongings are allowed in this facility. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family.

Visiting Hours

Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.


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Nearby Jail/Prison

Correctional Facility Name Type County
Anchorage Municipal Jail City Jail Anchorage County
Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center State Prison Bethel Census Area County
McLaughlin Youth Center County Jail Anchorage Borough County

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