Welcome to Kotzebue Regional Jail!
No loitering around the jail or looking in the windows!
Once in the door, if a new arrestee is violent or otherwise a danger to himself or our officers, he/she may be placed in this chair. It's the Emergency Restraint Chair. There's a "seat belt", which is most commonly used. If the arrestee is out of control, wrist, ankle and shoulder restraints may be applied. It doesn't look it, but it's actually quite comfortable. Many people fall asleep in the chair while restrained!
Is booking busy? You be the judge - visit our Jail Population Page!
These are pictures of a 2 man cell, for longer term inmates. These are shown in their rare, "empty" status. There are not many days like this. Bunks, shelf, Toilet/sink and 2 windows.
There's a 'Day Room' with a table and a small TV.
Cell windows let in the light.
What's the view like out the cell windows? Well, like this:
In the summer of 2001, Corrections Officer Robert Rootes painted
this mural in the main day room at the jail on his own time.
Details of the Mural
Photo of R.O. used with his permission
Two pay-phones are the resident's only means of communicating with the "outside"
These are Courtesy Phones. Free Local calls, otherwise phone cards are accepted or you can call Collect.
This is an inmate using the phone. He is wearing the standard Prison Uniform.
A look out the back door during a blizzard in February, 2001
at Kotzebue Regional Jail!
More to come!