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."




Effective 04/04/2021 - Third parties, friends and families, are no longer allowed to purchase books for incacerated individuals. You may still post funds on your loved one's account for them to purchase through institutional procedures. .

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Attention: The facility is located at 2111 330th Avenue, Fort Madison, IA 52627.

Directions are available by clicking here.