Marcy Stroud, Warden
1200 East Washington Street
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Mt. Pleasant (Henry County)
The Iowa Department of Corrections utilizes a reservation system called Ameelio to schedule/reserve In-Person and Video Visits. To sign up and schedule your visits please visit our visiting information page here: Institution Visiting
MPCF-Main Building In-Person Visiting: (Limit of 2 visitors per visit)
- Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (by reservation in Ameelio App)
MPCF-Main Building Video Visiting:
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Ameelio App only)
MPCF- Minimum Live Out - Video Visiting:
- Saturday and Sunday 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Ameelio App only)
MPCF Minimum Live Out- In-Person Visiting: (Limit of 2 visitors per visit)
- Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (by reservation in Ameelio App)
Video visitation is scheduled and conducted only through the Ameelio App
*In-Person visitation is scheduled through the Ameelio app.
*If you do not have access to use the Ameelio app and are an approved Visitor with DHS or are an approved Attorney, you may contact the prison directly to manually schedule an in-person visit. To Manually schedule a visit with MPCF and you do not meet the above criteria, the I/I must have an approved "Special Visit". To schedule please call (319) 385-9511, Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm CDT . All visits scheduled through a call will be first come first serve basis and will be within the above visiting time frames.
For information related to scheduling visits through the Ameelio app, please see our How Do I Use Ameelio page.
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.
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.