Iowa Medical and Classification Center

Know someone in prison at Iowa Medical and Classification Center?  Iowa Medical and Classification Center is a state prison in the state prison system in Iowa.  This guide tells you all about anything you might need to know about Iowa Medical and Classification Center such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prisons’s phone number and address.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Iowa Medical and Classification Center
State: Iowa
County: Johnson
DOC: Iowa Department of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Iowa Medical and Classification Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone at Iowa Medical and Classification Center, and use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you send a package or letter to a prisoner to make sure that you properly address it, and follow the correct protocol for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct directions, the package or letter could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Iowa Medical and Classification Center
Oakdale  
Johnson IA,

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Iowa Medical and Classification Center
Oakdale  
Johnson IA,

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 319-626-2391
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center.

Iowa Medical and Classification Center
Oakdale  
Johnson IA,

Directions

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Phone Number

Iowa Medical and Classification Center inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call prisoners, but, there are cases when it is necessary to have the phone number to the prison.
319-626-2391

State prison inmates can sometimes make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to an inmate, but there are times when it is necessary to have the fax machine number to Iowa Medical and Classification Center.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for Iowa Medical and Classification Center. You can’t reach prisoners using this email address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 918
Total Staff: 565

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center you must follow an specific process to make sure that the email message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you have to follow when mailing a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution guards do open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Incoming general postal correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security and safety or watch a particular problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you need to address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Iowa Medical and Classification Center
Oakdale  
Johnson IA,

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners an account for inmate monies and for buying items not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates funds by way of postal mail and will have to send the moneyh to the address below and follow the directions provided below:

The money must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that do not have appropriate prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to various correctional facilities throughout the Iowa prison system, so you might need to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click the link here to find an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Iowa state prisons: Iowa State Prisons

Iowa Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Iowa Medical and Classification Center, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has their own procedures for prison visits and these rules are changed often. The procedures listed here could be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also check Iowa Medical and Classification Center’s site to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the visitation area and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check the main correctional facility site because this information is changed often:

  • 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 Medical and Classification Center records will be posted ASAP.

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

Information about Iowa Medical and Classification Center death row coming soon.

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

Parole

Section about Iowa parole process will be posted ASAP.

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 getting released from Iowa Medical and Classification Center coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • 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

A section on news at Iowa Medical and Classification Center to be added later.

Photos

A Iowa Medical and Classification Center photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Iowa Medical and Classification Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Iowa Medical and Classification Center.

If you have any photos of Iowa Medical and Classification Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Iowa Medical and Classification Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Iowa Medical and Classification Center 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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You 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.

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Iowa Medical and Classification Center to be added later.

History

A history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Iowa Medical and Classification Center 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 Medical and Classification Center Links

The official website: Iowa Medical and Classification Center Website
Iowa Medical and Classification Center 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 Medical and Classification Center

Have you ever been incarcerated at Iowa Medical and Classification Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Iowa Medical and Classification Center?

If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your prison experience because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to include in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate at this facility, include your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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