Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility
Jay Nelson, Warden
1200 East Washington Street
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Friday 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Monday 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Thanksgiving and Christmas 8:00 Am – 4:45 PM
*Visitors must be signed in by 3:30 p.m.
More information and full visiting policy available at this link.
- Mt. Pleasant (Henry County)
- Minimum security
- Approx 262 staff
- Approx. 862 offenders
The Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility was established in 1976 as a temporary unit to hold 144 offenders. In 2016 MPCF was reclassified as a minimum secured facility with a focus on preparing offenders for reentry to the community. Core programming includes Substance Abuse and Cognitive/Batters Education.
MPCF sits on 152 acres of grounds that is maintained by minimum out offenders under the supervision of maintenance staff. Gardens produce close to 100,000 lbs. of food that is used to feed the offenders, which is a $53,000 savings in food costs. These offenders also work for the local law enforcement agency by mowing lawns and waxing floors. They build houses for Habitat for Humanity and are on a road side clean-up crew. They wash and wax cars with proceeds going to the facility’s Hospice Program.
Through a contract with Southeastern Community College offenders can receive their HiSET degree, literacy certificates, vocational education and special education. MPCF offers an apprenticeship program with 14 job skills training, such as welding, cabinetry, painting, etc.
Iowa Prison Industries has a building on grounds which employ an average of 33 offenders. These offenders work 8 to 10 hours a day, with a main focus on building dorm furniture for the 3 universities in Iowa.