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."




Iowa State Penitentiary will be transitioning to the Amelio platform for scheduling and visiting. Please ensure you have downloaded the Amelio Connect App and followed the instructions prior to ISP going live. Your incarcerated individual will inform you when this happens.

For more information about video visiting and in-person visit schedules click here.



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

Directions are available by clicking here.