Iowa Correctional Institution for Women

Do you know someone locked up at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women?  Iowa Correctional Institution for Women is a prison in the state prison system in Iowa.  This page will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Iowa Correctional Institution for Women:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  How to visit Iowa Correctional Institution for Women inmates.  The address and phone number at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
Type: Women
State: Iowa
County: Polk
DOC: Iowa Department of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner there, and use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of Iowa Correctional Institution for Women.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page if you are going to mail something to someone in prison so that you properly address the item, and follow the right protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct steps, the package or letter could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
Mitchellville  
Polk IA,

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
Mitchellville  
Polk IA,

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 515-967-4236
Fax:

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. You should check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you try to visit someone in prison.

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
Mitchellville  
Polk IA,

Directions

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Phone Number

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call inmates, but, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to Iowa Correctional Institution for Women.
515-967-4236

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women inmates can sometimes make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax prisoners, but there are cases when it is useful to have the fax machine number to Iowa Correctional Institution for Women.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for the facility. You won’t be able to reach inmates using this address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 540
Total Staff: 194

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must use an exact procedure to make sure that the email letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t then what you sent might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees will open and inspect and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Incoming general mail and packages may be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or monitor a problem confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you have to address a package or letter to an inmate at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
Mitchellville  
Polk IA,

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide an account for inmate funds and for buying things not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit money to inmate’s accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates funds through the postal service and have to send it to this address and do so in accordance with the directions listed below:

The money have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, and during this period the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have correct inmate info if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash won’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time transported to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link below to locate an Iowa Correctional Institution for Women prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Iowa state prisons: Iowa State Prisons

Iowa Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Iowa state prison has their own procedures for visitation and they get changed regularly. The information listed here may be out of date now, so make sure to also go to Iowa Correctional Institution for Women’s site to get the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure each visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, check out the official prison site as this info is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Iowa Correctional Institution for Women prison records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Iowa Correctional Institution for Women death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Information about Iowa parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

More information about release procedures for Iowa Correctional Institution for Women coming.

Inmate Programs

ICIW provides educational and vocational services to offenders including Adult Basic Education, special education for eligible individuals, G. E. D., and high school diploma certification. Internal work assignments and vocational training courses provide vocational training opportunities. An Iowa Prison Industries also provides on-site vocational training. The institution emphasizes responsibility and accountability in preparing women offenders for successful Re-Entry to the community. Programs offered focus on interpersonal relationships, domestic violence, career assessment and exploration, self-esteem, parenting, independent living, decision-making skills , victim impact, thinking patterns, and health education. A substance abuse prevention, assessment, and referral program is licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health. The facility also houses an in-patient substance abuse treatment program.

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women coming.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women news coming.

Photos

A section with photos of Iowa Correctional Institution for Women will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women.

If you have any photos of Iowa Correctional Institution for Women that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, check out: Iowa Correctional Institution for Women Jobs

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Website

The official website: Iowa Correctional Institution for Women Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women will be posted ASAP.

History

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Iowa Correctional Institution for Women inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Iowa State Prisons: Iowa State Prisons

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women Links

The official website: Iowa Correctional Institution for Women Website
Iowa Correctional Institution for Women Jobs

Iowa Department of Corrections Links

Iowa Department of Corrections Main Website
Iowa Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Iowa Department of Corrections Prison Map
Iowa Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Iowa Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Iowa Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Iowa Department of Corrections Victim Services
Iowa Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Iowa State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Iowa State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Iowa State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Iowa State Prison Inmates
Iowa State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Iowa Correctional Institution for Women

Have you ever spent any time at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your prison experience so others will know what to expect.

Things you can write in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated here, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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