McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage

McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: November 2, 2020

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Location 2600 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508

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The McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage first opened to inmates in 1985. A minimum security institution, up to 165 prisoners can reside here at any given time. McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage cares for its prisoners and has several programs set up to help prisoners gain skills to reenter society. They have programs like: vocational Programs, educational programs, community restitution programs, and treatment programs for those who need help with addictions. The medical department at the facility is staffed 12 hours per day for inmate’s medical needs.

McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage — General Information

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

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Take a look at the procedures outlining sending mail to an inmate. You can send letters and postcards and photographs that are not bigger than 4x6 inches. Do not send anything sexual or violent in nature, as that will be rejected by the McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage during the mail screening process.

Send mail to:

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


Sending Money

This website will guide you on how to send money to an inmate.

You can send up to $100 in an inmate’s general account and up to $100 in an inmate’s phone account.

To load money, you will need to know the inmate name, number, and date of birth. You can pay with V Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards.

Phone calls

You can send money to load a telephone account for an inmate at McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage. Inmates cannot receive incoming calls, but they can call out using a pre-paid telephone account. An inmate must have access to a pre-paid phone account to make calls. You can load money onto a phone account the same way you would load money onto a general money account for an inmate, and you can follow the directions on this website.


Start by filling out a visitor’s application. You will need to go through an approval process, so you should fill out and submit the application well in advance of when you would like to visit. When you do visit, remember to dress conservatively and not bring any contraband with you.

All visits are by appointment only. There are no predetermined visitation hours. When you submit your application, the McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage staff will work with you to determine the best time for you to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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