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 2017

Visits for Housing Unit Two (2) will and Three (3) offenders will resume on Friday, November 17th. Visits for the rest of the institution will resume on Thanksgiving Day. Regular visiting hours will be in effect for the holiday.


ISP Souvenirs are Available!

ISP Donates Pumpkins

Tour Draws 2200 People

ISP CERT Takes 3rd

K9 Teams Take Homes Awards




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.