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Iowa Inmate Records

Iowa inmate records feature a variety of relevant information regarding incarcerated persons in the State of Iowa. These facilities include state penitentiaries, county detention centers, jails and state-run prisons all within the jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Corrections. The data contained in the records include personal information of the detainees such as their full names, aliases, gender, date of birth and nationality, as well as criminal information such as their arrest and booking details, charges, court information, bail/bond conditions, and prospective release dates. In compliance with Iowa's public record laws, these records are sometimes available to members of the public through the state department of corrections or various holding facilities.

Iowa State Prison System

The Iowa State Prison System comprises nine adult correctional facilities operated by the state Department of corrections. These facilities are situated in various counties and cities throughout the states 8 districts and some institutions operate minimum-security facilities in turn.

Imate placements are primarily based on a structured assessment process that puts inmate mental health needs, backgrounds and associations into consideration. Ultimately, inmate records are maintained and disseminated by corrections staff responsible for the management of each facility. These records may be made available to interested persons upon request. However, disseminated information will depend on the authority of the requestor,

At the county level, local law enforcement agencies operate detention centers and regional jail facilities across the states 99 counties. These facilities mostly serve as temporary holding centers for persons awaiting bail, trial or sentencing; additionally, they sometimes function as minimum security prisons, housing detainees charged with committing misdemeanor offenses. Information regarding incarcerated persons in these facilities may only be obtained by querying the specific county sheriff's office or administrative staff of the facility

How do I Visit Inmates In Iowa Prisons and Jails?

While most county-run jails have unique visitation guidelines, the policies of the Iowa Department of Corrections serves as a jump-off point for facilities in its jurisdiction.

Intending visitors must be listed on the detainee's approved visitors list before scheduling any visits. To meet this requirement, the visitor or inmate must download and complete the IDOC Visitor Application. The form must legibly indicate the personal information of the inmate and visitor and must be submitted to centralized visiting authority at:

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1200 E. Washington
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Approved persons may proceed to schedule visits with the administrative staff of the facility. As per Iowa state laws, all visitors are subject to routine searches that are mainly non-intrusive. Adult visitors will also be required to present a government-issued ID before gaining access to the facility while visitors under 18 will be required to complete a separate questionnaire and be accompanied by an approved adult visitor .

Persons whose visitation applications are denied may submit a Visit Appeal Form to appeal their initial denial.

Attorney/Client Visits

Inmate attorneys are initially required to complete a visitation application form which, if approved, will make them eligible to be listed on multiple visitor lists. Subsequent to the first application, interested attorneys may request addition to other lists from the central visiting authority at (319) 385-9511. As attorneys are not regarded as friends or family, criminal history checks are not required. However, all attorneys are required to provide identification documents upon entrance to the institution.

Contacting Incarcerated Persons In Iowa

Inmates of Iowa state correctional facilities may be contacted via phone or mail.

To access telephone services, interested persons may download and complete the Offender Telephone Services Form. The application must be accompanied by a minimum of $20 for pre-paid phone credits. The form and deposit must be submitted to:

IDOC Offender Telephone Accounts
Post Office Box 1417
Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

Persons whose applications are approved may call (319) 372-5432 extensions 41821#, on weekdays between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Friends and family may also write to prisoners in Iowa state facilities. This may be done by regular U.S. mail or using the online approved vendor.

To mail a letter to an inmate, the writer must follow strictly the Mail, Telephone and Visiting policies of the department. These policies include what may, and may not be, sent via mail.

Mail envelopes must state the offender's name, IDOC number and the return address of the writer as follows.

  1. Offender's Name and IDOC ID#
  2. Facility Name
  3. Facility Address
  4. City, State, Zip

How do I Send Money to an Inmate in Iowa?

Detailed information regarding sending money may be found on the Offender Banking Policy page of the IDOC website. Summarily, all incoming payments to offender accounts are processed by the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (FDCF). Thus, all other locations do not conduct banking operations. =Commissary accounts can be funded online through any of the vendors indicated on the Banking page, or via mail.

All mail-in deposits must be made via money order or cashiers check. Each order must include the offender's full name and DOC number as well as the sender's name and complete address. All orders should be mailed to:

IDOC Offender Fiduciary Account
1550 L Street, Suite B
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

How to Send Items To Persons In Prison

Items may be sent to Iowa state inmates through the IDOCs Offender Care Package Program. This may include tubs of food or care packages. However, this program is only available during the holidays. Details of the process may be found on the state's PI website. Alternatively, funds may be deposited into the offender's account in order to make purchases.

Locations of Iowa Correctional Facilities

Listed below are the addresses and contact information of all operational corrections institutions in the U.S state of Iowa:

Anamosa State Penitentiary
406 North High Street
Anamosa, IA 52205
Phone: (319) 462-3504

Clarinda Correctional Facility
2000 North 16th Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: (712) 542-5634

Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
1550 L Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 574-4700

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
420 Mill Street SW
Mitchellville, IA 50169
Phone: (515) 725-5042

Iowa Medical and Classification Center
2700 Coral Ridge Avenue
Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 626-2391

Iowa State Penitentiary
2111 330th Avenue
P.O. Box 316
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 372-5432

Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility
1200 East Washington Street
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Phone: (319) 385-9511

Newton Correctional Facility
307 South 60th Avenue West
Box 218
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: (641) 792-7552

North Central Correctional Facility
313 Lanedale​
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Phone: (712) 297-7521

How to Find Information on Inmates in Iowa Prisons

Information relating to inmates in Iowa State prisons can be obtained by querying the State Department of Corrections or by using the department's online resources. The IDOC website features publications on crime data, victim services, inmate-related press releases as well as an Inmate Search tool. The tool may be used to search for personal details of current detainees as well as view their mugshots, obtain information regarding their arrest and booking, primary charges, bail/bond amounts, and unique identifiers. Information unavailable on the online index may be requested from any of the facilities listed below.

How do I Obtain Inmate Records from Iowa State Jails?

To locate inmates in any of the Iowa State correctional facilities, interested persons may use the Offender Search Tool available on the Department of Corrections website. Each requestor is required to furnish the tool with the required parameters, such as the detainee's names, gender, offender number and county of commitment (if applicable).

If the inmate of interest is being transferred between facilities they will likely be processed through the Medical and Classification Center in Coralville or Iowa Correctional Institution in Mitchellville, both of which serve as temporary housing for inmates undergoing the intake process. Current facility assignments are all published on the IDOC website.

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Criminal Record

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  • There were over 1,240,000 reported violent crimes in the United States in 2017.
  • Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported.
  • Around 73 million (29.5%) of Americans have criminal records, many of which are eligible for sealing or expungement.
  • There were nearly 7.7 million property crimes in the United States in 2017. This represents a 3.6% decrease from the previous year.
  • Some newspapers have reported the cost of a public record can cost between $5 and $399,000.
  • In 2017, there were 1,920 presidential pardon requests. Of those, 142 were granted.