Palmer Correctional Center – Alaska

Are you looking for someone in Palmer Correctional Center? Palmer Correctional Center is a correctional institution in the Alaska state prison system. This page gives you information about everything one might want to know about Palmer Correctional Center,such as: How to do a prison inmate search. Visiting an inmate at Palmer Correctional Center. The prison’s address and phone number. Sending money and mail. And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Palmer Correctional Center
State: Alaska
DOC: Alaska Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Tomi Anderson

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Palmer Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone there, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of Palmer Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner so that you correctly write the address, and do the correct protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t use the appropriate protocol, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

Palmer Correctional Center
PO Box 919
Palmer AK, 99645

Street Address / Prison location


Palmer Correctional Center
PO Box 919
Palmer AK, 99645

Phone Number and Fax Number


Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below before you go to visit an inmate.

Palmer Correctional Center
PO Box 919
Palmer AK, 99645


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Phone Number

Palmer Correctional Center inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are cases when it might be useful to know the telephone number to Palmer Correctional Center.

Palmer Correctional Center inmates may be able to call out using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Palmer Correctional Center inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to your inmate, but there are cases when it is necessary to know the fax machine number to Palmer Correctional Center.

Email Address

This email address is the main email for the prison. You cannot contact individuals using this address. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the email letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you must follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Palmer Correctional Center employees do open and read all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general mail and packages is read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor any problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address a letter or package to a prisoner at Palmer Correctional Center:

Palmer Correctional Center
PO Box 919
Palmer AK, 99645

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money by way of the mail and will have to send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps given below:

The deposit have to be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have appropriate inmate information provided the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently changed to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to look up an Palmer Correctional Center inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Alaska state prisons: Alaska State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Palmer Correctional Center, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Alaska state prison has its own policies for visitation and these policies get changed often. The policies listed below might be out of date by the time you are reading this, so you should also go to Palmer Correctional Center’s site to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo id of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture I.D. is OK.

For all of the things shown below, check the main prison facility site as this information changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Palmer Correctional Center prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Palmer Correctional Center death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about Alaska parole procedures to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about getting released from Palmer Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about life at Palmer Correctional Center coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section coming soon.


Palmer Correctional Center photos coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Palmer Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Palmer Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Palmer Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, check out:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to post a comment

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Family Resources

Section about Palmer Correctional Center inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.


A section with the history of Palmer Correctional Center coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Palmer Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Alaska State Prisons: Alaska State Prisons

Palmer Correctional Center Links

The official website:

Alaska Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Palmer Correctional Center

Have you ever been incarcerated at Palmer Correctional Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

Things you can write in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at this facility, leave your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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