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Updated on: September 29, 2023

Anamosa State Penitentiary, Jones County, State Prison


406 North High StreetBox 10, Anamosa, IA, 52205


Located in Anamosa, Iowa, you will see the Anamosa State Penitentiary.

The Anamosa State Penitentiary is a level 3 facility.

What is a level 3 facility?

A level 3 facility is where medium-security classified inmates will be held. As of right now, the Anamosa State Penitentiary only houses female offenders. The Anamosa State Penitentiary can house over 1110 offenders.

The female offenders in the Anamosa State Penitentiary will have access to the following programs:

  • Adult Basic Education

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

  • Narcotics Anonymous

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Re-entry Program

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Sending mail to the Anamosa State Penitentiary is one privilege that an inmate has. An inmate can receive mail from their loved ones, and they can send mail to their loved ones.

Keep in mind that it may take a few extra days after your mail it to the facility for the inmate to get it. The mail is all opened and thoroughly checked for contraband prior to being distributed to inmates in the Anamosa State Penitentiary.

You are asked to put your return address on every envelope you will send to the Anamosa State Penitentiary.

Sending Money

You got the dreaded phone call that the inmate in Anamosa State Penitentiary needs money from you. You are wondering how in the world are you going to send them money and how much is this going to cost you.

Luckily you, you do not need to leave your house for this. You can handle all of the inmate’s money needs through JPay. JPay is an awesome tool that you will get very familiar with real soon.

You can deposit money using either your credit or debit card. However, using this service is NOT free, you will be charged a fee. The fee will also display before you complete your transaction.

Phone calls

Inmates are permitted to use the phones available to them in the common areas when they have free time. Inmates can make calls home and chat for 15-minute increments.

Inmates will not have privacy on these lines as these lines you.


Before you can even think about visiting an inmate in the Anamosa State Penitentiary, you will be required to fill out the following form.

You will be required to wait until the inmate in the Anamosa State Penitentiary tells you that you’ve been approved to visit.

Visitation will be held on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm. If you arrive after 2 pm, you will not be permitted to visit.

You can arrive as early as 8:15 am to the Anamosa State Penitentiary.

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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