Anamosa State Penitentiary

Randy Gibbs, Interim Warden
406 North High Street
Anamosa, IA 52205

Visitors are encouraged to call ASP prior to traveling to the prison to ensure that inmate they would like to visit is available for visit. 

Visiting hours:
Friday 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thanksgiving and Christmas 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM
More information, and the visiting policy can be found by clicking this link. 

**Special Holiday Visiting: Visiting Room is open on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For any other holidays, the VR will not be open if that holiday falls on a non-Visiting Room day

  • Anamosa (Jones county)
  • Med-Max security
  • 319-462-3504
  • Approx. 321 Staff
  • Approx. 950 Offenders

  The Anamosa State Penitentiary (ASP) is a maximum/medium security institution that currently houses approximately 950 offenders.  Programs are offered which provide opportunities to acquire academic and vocational skills. Through a contract through Kirkwood Community College, offenders may pursue educational opportunities to include adult literacy, earning their HiSET, or taking classes leading to an Associate of Arts degree.  Iowa Prison Industries offers a variety of job skills training in its License Plates, Custom Woodworking, and Braille Transcription, Graphic Arts, Metal Furniture, Sign, Cleaning Products, Warehouse and Farming operations. ASP offenders also have the opportunity to gain apprenticeships in a variety of skills through a program recognized by the US Department of Labor.  In addition to education and work skills, many offenders receive cognitive based programming from the counseling staff.



Printed from the Iowa Department of Corrections website on June 18, 2021 at 6:05am.