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Updated on: December 3, 2021

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Anamosa State Penitentiary is a state prison for women that is located in Anamosa, Iowa, and it is operated by the Iowa Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

The Anamosa State Penitentiary actually offers a program where inmates work with dogs, training and preparing them to eventually be adopted. The facility opened in 1987. The facility holds a maximum of 1110 inmates at various security levels.

Anamosa State Penitentiary
Facility Name
Anamosa State Penitentiary
Facility Type
State Prison
406 North High StreetBox 10, Anamosa, IA, 52205
Postal Code
Jones County
Official Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Inmate Search

Since the Anamosa State Penitentiary is operated by the Iowa Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, inmates can be located using their website. It can be found here: http://www.doc.state.ia.us/Institutions.asp

Inmates can be filtered based on their name, “country of commitment”, residential county, or even their next parole board hearing. An “offender number” can also be used for the inmate search, as well.

Sending a Mail

Inmates at Anamosa State Penitentiary can send and receive an unlimited amount of correspondence, but there are still rules around mail. All mail is opened and inspected. Offenders can receive 5” x 7” photos, but they cannot be Polaroid or instant photos of any kind. The photos cannot contain nudity either.

Inmates at Anamosa State Penitentiary can also receive only a certain number of newspaper clippings and they must be a certain size. They can also receive up to 3 embossed envelopes and up to 5 blank stationary pages or copied pages.

Electronic messages can also be received through the JPAY system. This does cost a fee. Electronic messages can also be read and inspecte.

Friends and family members are also allowed to send food packages, as well. The package must be less than 30 pounds, and inmates on death row are limited to three food packages per year.

Send mail to Anamosa State Penitentiary inmates here:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Anamosa State Penitentiary

406 North High StreetBox 10, Anamosa, IA, 52205

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Sending Money

You can send money to inmates in Anamosa State Penitentiary in these ways

  • A walk-in kiosk allows for funds to be deposited, but costs a fee.

  • Deposit money online through OffenderConnect

  • You can deposit funds over the phone for a fee.

  • Send a United States Postal Money Order to this address:

    • JPAY

PO Box 27781, Miramar, FL 33027

It should be noted that if funds are sent through the mail, an Iowa Inmate Money Order Deposit form must be filled out. You can send up to $200 to an inmate at any given time.

Phone Calls

Inmates at Anamosa State Penitentiary can only make outgoing calls. Inmates must submit a list of phone numbers that will be approved by the facility. Inmates can also purchase phone minutes through commissary, as well.

GTL is the phone provider in order to speak on the phone with Iowa prison state inmates. You can set up a prepaid account online.

Visiting Rules

All visitors at Anamosa State Penitentiary must attend a mandatory visitor orientation program that occurs between 12 PM and 4 PM on all visiting days. Visitors have to schedule their visit at least 7 days in advance, and this must be done through e-mail.

You must include an inmate’s name, an inmate ID number, and the date and time of your visit. You may also have to include additional information about your visit, such as the names of minors that might be visiting an inmate at Anamosa State Penitentiary. Visiting days are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and occur in two sessions. One session runs from 12 30 PM to 3 30 PM, while another session runs from 4 30 PM to 7 30 PM.

Video visitation can also be arranged, but there is a limit of 30 minutes per video visitation. This costs a fee, but can be done through JPAY during specific hours.


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