Fort Madison, IA Iowa State Penitentiary View

The Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP) is a maximum security institution located in Southeast Iowa. The facility has the capacity to house up to 760 incarcerated individuals and consists of two general population units, a medical unit as well as one restricted housing unit. There are educational programs offered through Southeastern Community College (SCC) and the US Department of Labor to provide academic and vocational enrichment opportunities. Through SCC, incarcerated individuals can pursue adult education such HiSET, English as a Second Language and basic literacy. The Department of Labor allows for Apprenticeships in Cabinetry, Housekeeping and Food Service. Treatment programming consists of Thinking for a Change, ACTIV as well as our LTRH program for individuals in restrictive housing. Incarcerated individuals have access to a wide variety of recreational activities and work opportunities. This includes Iowa Prison Industries which is located onsite. IPI offers individuals the opportunity to learn a variety of skills in the woodworking and cabinetry fields. .

Mailing to Iowa State Penitentiary Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 8am–4:30am
Tuesday 8am–4:30am
Wednesday 8am–4:30am
Thursday 8am–4:30am
Friday 8am–4:30am
Holiday 8am–4:30am

How to Send Money to Iowa State Penitentiary

Family and friends can send money to inmates at Iowa State Penitentiary through approved methods to help them purchase essential items from the commissary.