Iowa State Penitentiary has closed its doors on 175 years of history at the original location and have begun a new chapter at the new location. The difference in operations is a poignant illustration of the evolution of corrections and progression of supervision styles.
ISP continues to embrace the mission of the Department of Corrections to
"Creating Opportunities for Safer Communities."
***July 4th Visit Notice: All visits must be scheduled by July 1st for the Holiday weekend. ***
Video Visiting Begins on 04/10/2020. You must schedule your visit 72 hours in advance for approval. Each incarcerated individual may only have one visit per visiting Week. (Friday - Monday)
You can book a visit by clicking here.
Effective Immediately 03/15/2020:
IDOC Cancels Visiting at All Prisons
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Corrections has been implementing measures, policies and protocols to prevent the spread and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in the state prisons.
Effective immediately, visiting has been cancelled at all state prisons until further notice. This is being done out of an abundance of caution for the department's vulnerable population.
See Complete Press Release Here
All volunteer activities in the prisons are suspended until further notice. Volunteers will be contacted by email when this suspension is lifted.
Information related to the Department's response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will be posted here as it becomes available.
First: If you are sick and believe you may have COVID-19, please do not come to a correctional facility, and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
For general information on the COVID-19 health issue, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health's website at: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus
Attention: The physical address to the new facility is 2111 330th Avenue, Fort Madison. Do not use this as the mailing address. Directions are available by clicking here.