Limitations for Visiting Each prisoner is entitled to two (2) one-hour sessions of secure visitation per week, with the week starting on Thursday and ending on Wednesday. Due to limited room in secure visiting, only two individuals may visit you at one time. Visitors are allowed to sign up for visiting 30 minutes prior to the start of the visiting hour. Visiting will be scheduled on a first come-first serve basis. A visit will not be allowed if the log reflects that the prisoner has had the allotted two sessions of visiting for that particular week.
Visiting Schedule 1. Visitation for general population inmates: a. Weekdays - 0900, 1000, 1900, 2000 hours b. Weekends/Holidays - 0900, 1000, 1400, 1500, 1900, 2000 hours 2. Attorney Visits/Bondsman will be permitted between the hours of 0800 and 2200 daily, or at any time during the initial 24 hours of a prisoner's incarceration, except during meal times or counts. 3. Punitive Segregation - Secure visits with immediate family members only will be from 2100 to 2200 hours once per week, with the week running from Thursday through Wednesday. Inmates in punitive segregation who are on two-officer status will have their visits at the same time as Maximum custody inmates. 4. Maximum custody and all inmates on two-officer status with full restraints - Visits will be from 0800 to 0900 hours Monday through Friday only.
Visitors Who Will Be Allowed Access: 1. Prisoners may be allowed secure visits with persons who meet the following criteria: a. Establish identity 1. Picture ID (i.e., Alaska Drivers License or state ID); or 2. Personal recognition by a staff member; b. Satisfactorily complete an on site security clearance; and 1. Abide by the rules of the institution. 2. When it is necessary to prove their parental rights or legal guardianship for visiting, adult visitor(s) must present birth certificates or court paperwork establishing custody of minor children (Power of Attorney forms are not sufficient for this) at the time of the visit.
Visitors Who Will Not Be Allowed Access: Visitors may be excluded from visitation at WPTF for the following reasons:
Security requirements; Space availability; Disruptive behavior; Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs; Health problems (restrictions for a chronically mentally ill person only apply if the person's behavior is disruptive, dangerous, or in some way threatens the security of the institution); Refusal to submit to an authorized search under visitation rules below; Previous violation of visitation rules; A court order precludes visitation during probation (this also applies during incarceration); The visitor was released from a correctional facility within the preceding 60 days, unless the Superintendent pre-approves the visit. (This section does not apply to a prisoner's family members or a person who was acquitted at trial or released because the State dismissed the charges); Misrepresentation of identity or the purpose of the visit; Violation of the visitor dress code under dress code section below; As a sanction imposed by a disciplinary committee. In that case, the Department may limit or suspend contact visitation and limit secure visitation to immediate family members; The visitor is a parolee for whom parole conditions prohibit contacting a prisoner; or Any other reason that demonstrates that the visit is adverse to the orderly operation, security, or safety of the institution. (The reason must be documented as an individualized determination). Any visitor whose behavior is inappropriate or who attempts to introduce any contraband item into the facility, including tobacco, may be barred from all visitation rights on a statewide basis.
Visiting Rules Visitors may not possess or use any camera, cell phone, tape recorders or other sound or visual recorders without the prior approval of the Superintendent, who shall only approve such possession or use if no threat is posed to the security of the institution. All visitors, including religious volunteers and attorneys, will be screened with a hand-held metal detector prior to commencing their visit/s with a prisoner. Food products are not allowed in the visiting areas. Smoking materials are not allowed in the visiting areas. Visitors are responsible for keeping their children under control. Unruly, uncontrolled, or disruptive children may be cause for terminating the visit.
Dress Code for Visitors: A shirt, t-shirt, sweater and slacks or jeans for men; and a blouse, sweater, t-shirt, slacks, jeans, skirt or dress for women. Skirts and dresses must be modest in length. Cut offs, shorts, sweat pants, and any beach type clothing are not acceptable. No sleeveless shirts or tank tops. Proper footwear must be worn, no flip-flops or thong-type sandals. Hats will not be worn in the visiting room. Visitors wearing attire that is considered inappropriate either because it does not meet the criteria set out above, or because it is deemed unacceptably tight or low cut and revealing, may have their visit denied.
WHERE Report to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility, 5 Chugach Avenue, Kenai, Alaska 99611 Phone: 260-7200 DATE You MUST report to serve your jail sentence on the date listed in your judgment. If you fail to report, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. TIME You MUST report by between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday only (except for Holidays) . Persons reporting after 10:00 a.m. will be refused entry, and the Court will be notified that you failed to appear. If you are found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you will not be allowed to remand and the Court will be notified. WHAT TO BRING You MUST bring with you valid government issued photo identification in order to remand. If you report without it you will be refused entry, and the Court will be notified that you failed to appear. PERSONAL PROPERTY BRING AS LITTLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AS POSSIBLE.
Prescription Medication: Narcotic prescriptions WILL NOT be accepted into the facility. All other prescription medication MUST be pre-approved through the Wildwood Medical Department. The Medical Department can be reached at 260-7268 during normal business hours to obtain approval. If not pre-approved the medication will not be accepted into the facility. All approved prescriptions must be in their original containers with your name, type of medication, prescription number and dosage clearly labeled. Hearing aids, dentures, and glasses will also be authorized. Other medical necessities (canes, crutches, walkers, etc.) will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the medical department.
Hygiene Items: Please DO NOT bring any hygiene items from home. Upon admission, you will be issued a small amount of hygiene items with a bed roll that includes a pillow, pillow case, mattress pad, sheets, blankets, towels, and wash clothes.
Clothing: Please DO NOT bring excess clothing from home. Bring only the clothes that you are wearing. You WILL NOT be allowed to wear your personal clothing during your incarceration. Upon admission you will be issued clothing that will include a shirt, pants, t-shirt, a bra (females), underwear, shoes, and socks. FUNDS Bring ONLY the minimal amount of money you think you will need during your stay. Any money you bring will be placed into an account for you to use for commissary purchase. DO NOT BRING Vehicles: DO NOT bring your car when reporting to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. All unauthorized vehicles will be immediately towed at the owner’s expense.
Bags: DO NOT bring overnight cases, duffel bags, suitcases or any other type of bag.
Jewelry & Other Valuable Items: It is in your best interest NOT to bring items of value. Also, leave all electronic devices at home (cell phones, mp3 players, etc.).
Weapons, Alcohol, Drugs/Tobacco: DO NOT bring any type of firearms, knives, Leatherman tools or any other potential weapons of any kind. It will be confiscated as contraband. Any alcohol product, drugs/tobacco products, or paraphernalia will be confiscated, and could result in a new criminal charge.
Wildwood Pretrial Facility (DOC) is not responsible for theft or loss of property in your possession.
Driving Directions to Wildwood Pretrial Facility from the Kenai Court House
1.) Starting from the Kenai Court House turn right onto Trading Bay Rd. go to the stop sign. 2.) Turn right onto Main Street Loop stop at the 4-way stop light. 3.) Continue straight through the intersection until you come to the stop light on the Kenai Spur Hwy. 4.) Turn right onto the Kenai Spur Hwy. continue on the Kenai Spur Hwy. for approximately 1.5 miles. 5.) Turn right onto Wildwood Dr. and follow the road all the way to the end. 6.) As you pass the gates veer to the right, and park in the Visitor’s Parking Lot. Remember you can not leave your vehicle here or it will be towed. Come up to the front gate and check in with valid government issued picture identification.
Money orders may be mailed into the institution and do not need prior authorization. Cash may be placed on a prisoner's account, but only during normal visiting hours. Personal checks will not be accepted at all and may be disbursed back to the sender. Prisoners may not receive money from prisoners who have been recently released or from another prisoner's visitors or family. If a person tries to mail or place money on two or more prisoners' books, the money will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender or visitor. Anything suspicious regarding money coming into the institution will be referred to the Security Sergeant for further review and may be returned to the sender. With prior approval from the Operations and/or Medical departments, the only items of property accepted during visiting hours from family or friends are court clothes, eyeglasses, and certain prescription meds. The in-house approval for this is initiated by the prisoner; do not bring any of the aforementioned items unless arrangements are made for you to do so. Mailing Gifts/Property Magazines and paperback books are the only property/gift items allowed to be mailed in to inmates at WPTF. Prisoners must have advance approval prior to having family and friends mail in magazines or paperback books to account for jail property limits on these items. Subscriptions may be paid in advance by family or friends, however, the prisoner must get approval from the Operations Officer to account for jail property limits. If the prisoner is at or over his or her limit, the request will not be approved unless they disburse some of their publications. Prisoners must submit a request (cop-out) to the Operations Officer, and the request must include the following:
Sender's name Sender's address Title of magazine Title of book (soft cover or paperback only)
Once the request is approved, it is valid for 30 days. If the postmark on the package is prior to the date of approval on the cop-out, the package will be returned to sender. All items listed on the copout must be sent in one package. If only a portion of the approved items arrives and then the remainder arrives at a later date, the items that were not included in the first mailing will be returned to the sender. If additional books and/or magazines are included in the package that is not listed on the original request, the prisoner will be given a notice to disburse the items within 30 days or they will be disposed of. If a package arrives without prior approval or if it is packed in such a way as to make it impossible to discern the contents (i.e. boxed) it will be returned to the sender even if it only contains magazines or paperbacks
No time limit unless space availability is limited.