Shawn Howard, Warden
307 South 60th Avenue West
Newton, IA 50208
- Newton (Jasper county)
- Medium security
NCF In-Person Visiting:
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (by reservation in Ameelio App) as follows:
NCF Video Visiting:
Friday and Monday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Ameelio App only)
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Ameelio App only)
CRC In-Person Visiting:
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (by reservation in Ameelio App)
CRC Video Visiting:
Effective 10.27.2023, video visiting times on Fridays and Mondays at CRC will be as
- 2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
- 5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
In order to schedule an in-person visit or video call, all visitors must use the Ameelio Connect app.
All visitors 13 years and older will need to create an Ameelio Connect account after being approved by the DOC to visit.
- Ameelio Connect is only available on iPhones, iPads, and Android Phones.
- Ameelio Connect is not currently available on computers or laptops.
For visiting information, Ameelio instructions, FAQ’s or further assistance in solving issues, please visit the department's visiting page.
*If you are an approved Attorney, you may contact the prison directly to manually schedule an in-person visit. To schedule please call Lorna Marter, 641.841.7027, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm CDT.
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 Newton Correctional Facility is located five miles south of Newton on a 1,476-acre tract of land and includes a minimum-security facility as well as a medium security facility. The Sexual Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) at the Newton Correctional Facility has been developed on the basic tenet that sexual deviance is a complicated, multi-dimensional behavioral disorder. The SOTP at Newton Correctional Facility provides programming that attempts to help men who have committed sexual offenses learn how to deal with their deviant thoughts, feelings, and behavior to substitute for the inappropriate and irresponsible behavior, which led to the offense. Treatment intervention, which is provided through group therapy and individual counseling as appropriate, focuses on assisting the individual to accept responsibility, increase recognition, institute change and manage sexually deviant thoughts, attitudes, and behavior.
The Correctional Release Center currently houses offenders in a variety of of low-secure living areas and is charged with preparing offenders of Iowa’s correctional institutions for parole, work release or discharge. Correctional Release Center programs emphasizes the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own actions and fall into two primary categories: release preparation and cognitive behavioral programming.
Adult Basic Education, HiSET classes, and special education are provided for eligible individuals. Offender work may include on-grounds work assignments or, if approved, participation in community service work programs at state agencies or private sector employment. Offenders involved in community service work programs are transported to work sites each day and work under the supervision of non-correctional state employees.