There are different ways to write an offender in the Iowa Department of Corrections.  

Send US Mail

To curb the introduction of mail contraband, Iowa Department of Corrections, all incoming non-legal mail must be sent to a central mail processing facility at the following address:

Incarcerated Individual Name - Offender ID Number
Facility Name - Facility ID Number (See below)
PO Box 96777
Las Vegas, NV  89193

Please Note:  Any non-legal mail sent directly to an IDOC facility will be returned to sender.  

This mail processing facility will be operated by Pigeonly Corrections at no additional cost to the sender. Pigeonly will open all non-legal mail and scan it into a digital color copy. The digital copy will be printed and delivered to the appropriate Iowa DOC facility. Originals will not be returned to the sender, but will be temporarily stored then securely destroyed, per Iowa DOC’s policies.

Each IDOC facility has been assigned an individual mailing code.  When writing an incarcerated individual, be sure to reference the mailing code listed below to ensure your non-legal mail is received by the correct facility.  

  • Anamosa State Penitentiary (ASP) - 1106
  • Clarinda Correctional Facility (CCF) - 1107
  • Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (FDCF) - 1114
  • Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW) - 1109
  • Iowa Medical and Classification Center (IMCC) - 1108
  • Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP) - 1110 
  • Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility (MPCF) - 1113
  • Newton Correctional Facility (NCF) - 1111
  • North Central Correctional Facility (NCCF) - 1112

Additional information regarding mail and what may be sent through the mail may be found in the Iowa Department of Corrections Correspondence policy.

Pigeonly will process the following non-legal mail at their offsite facility: 

  • Letters (including children's drawings)
  • Greeting cards
  • Postcards
  • 4X6 Photos (limit to 10 photos)
  • Unbound newsletters

For more information about Pigeonly and the services they offer, please click this link:  Pigeonly Corrections Information

Offender Email (O-mail)

Email is the another way to write an offender.  

To register for o-mail go to  If you should have issues with o-mail please use the Customer Support link at the bottom of the CorrLinks web page.

The cost for each o-mail sent is $0.25

Offenders add credits to their o-mail account in the same way they do their phone account. They request a transfer from their banking account and are charged 6% tax for o-mail credits. O-mail credits are kept in a separate account like phone minutes.

O-mails are limited to 13,000 characters or 100 lines, whichever comes first. The 100 lines equal 2 pages maximum.

Sending Photos



Pelipost® is the Approved Photo Print Provider for all Iowa DOC facilities.  

Photos can be uploaded and ordered through the Pelipost mobile app (Android & iPhone), as well as the Pelipost website.  

All photos will be screened by facility personnel to comply with Iowa DOC rules and regulations.  Once approved, Pelipost will print and ship professionally printed photos directly to the correctional facility.  Incarcerated individuals will receive actual photo products, not copies.  

Additional information regarding photo guidelines may be found under “IDOC Policies related to offender mail” section on the Policies webpage at Mail, Telephone, and Visiting. 

Available Pelipost products that are permitted by Iowa DOC: 

  • 4x6, 5x7 Photos (limit to 10) 
  • Greeting cards 
  • Notes 

For more information about Pelipost and the services they offer, please visit  

For any questions regarding photos orders sent with Pelipost, you can contact their Support Team at

 Pelipost Page Instructions


You may send photos through the US Mail using the Pigeonly addresses.  

There are additional services provided by Pigeonly at a cost to users.  This may include card, photo and messaging services.  For more information about Pigeonly and the services they offer, please click this link:  Pigeonly Corrections Information