Anamosa State Penitentiary

Kris Karberg, Warden
406 North High Street
Anamosa, IA 52205

Visiting hours:

ASP Video Visiting:

Monday and Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Ameelio App only) (50 minute visiting blocks)

ASP In-Person Visiting:

Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (by reservation in Ameelio App)

Video visitation is scheduled and conducted only through the  Ameelio App (2 hour visiting blocks)

*In-Person visitation is scheduled through the Ameelio app.

For visiting information, please visit the department's visiting page.

  • 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 December 01, 2022 at 6:32am.