The Iowa Department of Corrections is committed to effective, evidence-based and research-informed practices and programs for offenders in institutions and on community supervision. Analysis of pertinent trends, research on recidivism, validation of risk assessment tools, and maintaining a performance measurement system are some of the regular activities that also contribute to the Department’s mission.
Looking for in-depth data?
If you are a reporter or researcher interested in analyzing Iowa Corrections public data, we encourage you to try data.iowa.gov.
These datasets are updated every 6 months.
Tips for using data.iowa.gov database:
- Go to data.iowa.gov
- Click on Public Safety
- On left hand side under categories - click on down arrow by public safety and then choose correctional system.
- There are then 73 results that come up.
- Can click on the title of the report and then scroll on the page (towards bottom is a table preview of all the fields available) to filter or can just click the export in the top right of screen to a CSV or CSV for Excel file format, etc. and then can manipulate the data accordingly.