ISP Overview

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."




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In the News for 2018

11/28/2018 -Visiting is on its regular schedule

Fall Tour Date Announced

ISP K9 Takes Home Awards again!

Outs workers help beautification

April Tours

ISP Souvenirs are Available!





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.