There are nine state prisons in Iowa. They have varying degrees of custody, and a few have minimum-security satellite camps as well. The state is divided into eight judicial districts, and the prisons are spread among them. Additionally, the state of Iowa has an entire community corrections department supervising people on parole and probation. They have offices in all eight judicial districts. These types of community corrections programs include the following:
Residential correctional facilities:
The state prison facilities in Iowa include:
The Iowa Department of Corrections and Director Beth Skinner are in charge of Iowa state prison inmate records, all facilities, and staff members. Anyone interested in performing an Iowa state prison inmate search must contact the Iowa Department of Corrections directly or use the inmate locator feature on their website. They make it pretty easy to search for an inmate. They also provide information on visitation, sending money or gifts and other details for family and friends of inmates.
There are about 8,500 people in prison in Iowa. Of that total, the majority are serving sentences between 10–20 years. Seventy-four percent of those inmates are male and the rest female. Seventy-six percent are white, 18% are Black, 6% are Hispanic and the rest other races. The statistics on the type of crime that landed them in jail is spread pretty evenly between drug charges (27%), violent crimes (24%), property crimes (24%), and public disorder (25%). The other 3% committed other crimes not listed.