Newton Correctional Facility

Newton Correctional Facility Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: January 18, 2021
Location 307 South 60th Avenue West PO Box 218, Newton, IA, 50208
Official Website

The Newton Correctional Facility is a medium and low-security prison under the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC). Located south of Newton, this detention center holds up to 1,300 in its low-security Correctional Release Center and the medium-security Sexual Offender Treatment Program (SOTP). The Correctional Release Center prepares inmates for discharge, parole, or work release programs. Hence, it offers substance abuse treatment, GED education, and cognitive-behavioral programs. The offenders on work release programs are assigned community service at various state agencies and private sector institutions. In contrast, SOTP provides group therapy and individual counseling to registered sex offenders, helping them deal with the irresponsible behavior that got them to prison in the first place.

Inmate Search

IDOC maintains an in-depth inmate offender database at its official website. This database is updated every week. Here, anyone may search for an inmate by providing the following parameters: –

  • First, middle, and last names
  • Birth date
  • Sex
  • Offender number
  • Location
  • Offense
  • County of Commitment

Provide as much information as possible to narrow the search results to less than a thousand. Otherwise, you may have to refill the search query. The offender search results include: –

  • Offender’s full names
  • Offender number
  • Birth date
  • Sex

Under the offender’s full names, there is a link that provides the following additional information: –

  • Current location
  • Tentative Discharge Date/Supervision Discharge Date
  • Commitment date
  • Recall date
  • Charges

However, if your inmate search via the online portal and not successful, you may call the Central Office at 515-725-5701 to inquire.

Sending a Mail Package/ Sending Email

Inmates at the Newton Correctional Facility may receive a letter, mail package, or email from their family and friends who are on the approved members’ list. Still, the mail package should comply with the inmate mail and package guidelines. Here, the prison officials open, inspect, and read all incoming inmate correspondence for security purposes. And contraband or unauthorized mail will be rejected. Then, address the letter or package to the inmate as follows: –

Inmate Name, ID Number

​Newton Correctional Facility

O. Box 218

Newton, IA 50208

Next, IDOC uses Corrlinks to facilitate offender e-messaging services.  Here, anyone who wants to get in touch with an inmate via email should sign up and create an active email account. Then, use your MasterCard or VISA card to fund the service.

Sending Money

IDOC has a centralized offender banking unit at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (FDCF) that manages all inmate funds.  If you wish to deposit funds to an inmate account, make your cashier’s check or money order payable to IDOC Offender Fiduciary Account. Here, quote the offender’s full names, offender number, your name, and your complete physical address. Then, address the deposit slip as follows:

IDOC Offender Fiduciary Account

1550 L Street, Suite B

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Likewise, you may make an electronic funds transfer to the account by using Access Corrections or Corrlinks. Call 1(866)345-1884 to get step-by-step guidance.

Commissary Items

Inmates at Newton Correctional Facility may purchase commissary items using funds from their commissary accounts. These consumable items include the following; hygiene products, over-the-counter medicines, books, approved electronics, food, and snacks. The commissary items are available at the Central Commissary, vending machines, and outlets at the visiting or waiting areas.

Phone Calls

IDOC maintains an offender telephone system allowing inmates to get in touch with select family members and friends. Here, anyone wishing to receive a call from an inmate must obtain prior approval. That is, ask the inmate to send you the application forms. Fill them, get approved and, be added to the approved members’ list. Then, deposit funds for the prepaid telephone services via cashier’s check or money order. Or wait to receive collect calls chargeable to your account.

Visitation Rules and Visitation Frequency

If you wish to visit an inmate at the Newton Correctional Facility, you will have to make a formal application to the Central Visiting Authority. Here, the inmate is to send you the application forms via mail. Fill them and return them to the prison warden for approval and inclusion in the offender’s visiting list. You may see an inmate at the low-security unit on Mondays to Fridays between 5.30 pm and 9.00 pm or weekends from 8.15 am to 4.00 pm. Inmates at the medium-security unit have their visiting schedules on Mondays to Fridays between 10.00 am and 7.30 pm and weekends at 10.00 am and 7.30 pm. However, you should call the Centralized Visiting at 319-385-9511 before you visit, to confirm visiting hours.

Newton Correctional Facility — General Information

Facility Name Newton Correctional Facility
Facility Type State Prison
Address 307 South 60th Avenue West PO Box 218, Newton, IA, 50208
Capacity 1036
Facility Type Adult
City Newton
Postal Code 50208
State Iowa
County Jasper County
Official Website

Visiting Hours

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


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