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Don Harris, Warden
313 Lanedale​
Rockwell City, IA 50579

  •      Rockwell City (Calhoun county)
  •      Minimum security

Visiting hours:

The Iowa Department of Corrections utilizes a reservation system called Amelio to schedule/reserve In-Person and Video Visits. To sign up and schedule your visits please visit our visiting information page here: Institution Visiting

North Central Correctional Facility In-Person Visiting: 

Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (by reservation in Ameelio App)

North Central Correctional Facility Video Visiting:

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, from  8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Ameelio App only)

Video visitation is schedule and conducted only through the Ameelio App

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

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 North Central Correctional Facility houses minimum custody offenders who have been classified as low risk and includes misdemeanants and felons. The institution emphasizes individual accountability and responsibility; assisting offenders for successful return to community. The institution offers a wide variety of programming options as well as an education program contracted through the local area community college. Educating classes include HiSET, literacy, special education for eligible individuals and Life Skills. Cognitive programs offered at NCCF include Thinking for a Change and Achieving Change Through Value-Based Behavior (ACTV). Additional self-help groups are offered including Alcoholics Anonymous and various religious support groups.

Through Iowa Central Community College, NCCF is able to offer vocational education such as training in culinary arts, welding, fork lift training, warehouse management, and others as funding permits. We also provide apprenticeship opportunities in welding, building maintenance, plumbing, baking, cooking, and carpentry.

Work opportunities for offenders are varied as we attempt to assign offenders to jobs that utilize and enhance their skill sets. Offenders are assigned in general; janitorial work, maintenance on and off grounds, landscaping, yard maintenance, recreation, dietary, and gardening. The gardening program produces an excess of 30,000 pounds of vegetables annually.

We believe people can change and our goal is to reduce risk by making opportunities available.  

FY2023 NCCF Annual Report