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Iowa State Penitentiary
Quick Facts
NameIowa State Penitentiary (ISP)

2111 330th Ave.

PO Box 316

Fort Madison, IA 52627

Phone(319) 372-5432
WardenChris Tripp
CapacityApprox. 760
In-Person Visiting Hours

Saturday (8:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:30 pm)

Sunday (8:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:30 pm)

Reservations in Ameelio App ONLY

Length: 2 hours

Video Visiting Hours

Monday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Ameelio App ONLY

Length: 50 minutes

Visiting InformationVisiting Page
Ameelio InformationAmeelio Page

*Note: Incarcerated individuals in a segregation status do not have contact visits. There are limited video visits available on the weekend. Please check availability through the Ameelio app. For in-person visits, the number of visits allowed per visiting week are subject to change. Currently incarcerated individuals are limited to one visit per week. The visiting week is Friday through Monday. For questions about the Ameelio app or assistance in trouble shooting, contact . For questions specifically about your loved one鈥檚 visit, email or call (319) 376-4850.

*Reminder: Per department visitation policy, all visitors upon entrance to the institutions shall be subject to search. Security and contraband control are critical operational requirements, necessitating a search of all visitors by trained correctional staff. Searches may include, but are not limited to, a pat down, metal detectors, electronic ion scanners, other electronic devices, or visual searches. If visitors refuse to comply with the department visitation policy, entrance to the visiting room will be denied.

Programs Offered
Iowa Prison Industries




Southeastern Community College

Basic Literacy

English as a Second Language (ELS)

High School Equivalency Diploma (HiSET)

U.S. Department of Labor


Apprenticeships in cabinetry, food service, and housing

LTRH Program

Thinking for a Change

FY2022 ISP Annual Report