Clarinda Correctional Facility

Clarinda Correctional Facility is a medium-security prison for male inmates located in Page County Indiana. The lodge, which is separate from the main facility, houses minimum-custody offenders, who work within the prison or go on work release outside of the prison.

The Clarinda Correctional Facility (CCF) was established in 1980 as an adult male medium-security prison to serve primarily general population offenders with addiction issues, intellectually disabled offenders, and mentally ill offenders, and/or those diagnosed with special needs.

CCF embraces the mission of the Department of Corrections, “Creating Opportunities for Safer Communities.” They want inmates who serve their time at Clarinda to come out with skills and education to provide them more of an opportunity to succeed in the communities where they return. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Clarinda Correctional Facility are as follows:

  • Monday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Sunday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Holidays 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Before you can visit an inmate at Clarinda Correctional Facility, you must get on their approved visiting list. In order to be on an offender’s visiting list, the visitor’s application must be completed and mailed to the Central Visiting Authority.  If you have questions, please call Centralized Visiting at 319-385-9511. You can access the IDOC Visitation Application by clicking here

All visitors are required to present current photo identification upon entrance to the institution and 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. Staff of the same sex as the visitor shall conduct pat searches. Visitation will be denied if the visitor is not willing to submit to a required search. 

Visitors may use a Debitek Card to purchase canteen items for their inmate during visits. The Clarinda Correctional Facility has the written guidelines posted in the visiting room.

Dress Code

Visitors must be properly attired prior to entering the visiting room. The dress code at Clarinda Correctional Facility is as follows:

  • All visitors must wear shoes
  • Visitors wearing miniskirts, shorts (that are above the knee), muscle shirts, see-through clothing or halter tops will not be allowed to visit 
  • Institutional procedure will address the wearing of shorts by children under 12 
  • Visitors wearing clothing with slogans, pictures, or words intended to deprecate race, sex, or cultural values shall not be allowed entry
  • Visitors may be required to remove for the duration of the visit outerwear such as but not limited to: coats, hats, gloves, or sunglasses 
  • A medical need for sunglasses must be verified by a prescription 

Visitor Property

Items not allowed in the visiting room include:  

  • Weapons of any type (including pocket knives) 
  • Cell phones 
  • Any personal device with independent Internet connection capabilities (i.e., Kindle, Nook, Iphone, smart phone, smart watch with SIM card, etc.) 
  • Medications (unless necessary, i.e. nitro, etc.) 
  • Tools 
  • Cameras 
  • Tobacco/tobacco items (lighters) 

Baby items allowed for visitors with infants:

  • Two diapers
  • Clear baby bottle (non-glass) with milk or formula only 
  • Clear sippy cup (empty) 
  • One baby blanket 
  • One burp cloth 
  • One factory-sealed, clear, plastic container baby food 

Physical Address

Clarinda Correctional Facility
2000 N. 16th Street
Clarinda, IA 51632

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Clarinda Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1338
Clarinda, IA 51632

Envelopes must be properly addressed and include the offenders full name, IDOC Identification number, and valid return address.  

If you would like to send an email to an inmate, you can register for O’mail at  The cost for each O’mail sent is $0.25

Offenders add minutes 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 two pages maximum.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Clarinda Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls. However, they do have access to a phone during assigned times, and they can call you. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Iowa, please click here.

How to Send Money

Inmate Banking

The Iowa Department of Corrections has centralized offender banking operations. All incoming money for offender spending/commissary accounts is received and handled by a central location, the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (FDCF). 

All incoming money for an inmate’s account must be sent to the following address:

IDOC Offender Fiduciary Account
1550 L Street, Suite B
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

All deposits must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. All cashier’s checks and money orders must be made payable to: IDOC offender Fiduciary Account. 

The cashier’s check or money order must include the following: offender name, offender number, sender’s name and sender’s complete address. All writing should be legible. If the deposit does not follow these guidelines, it will be returned to the sender by mail. 

Access Corrections

Access Corrections deposit services provides friends and family an easy, reliable, and inexpensive way to send money to an incarcerated loved one in the Iowa Department of Corrections system.

  • Online: visit for deposit rates starting at $3.49. Access Corrections accepts Visa and MasterCard credit or debit cards.
  • Online: Make deposits directly from your CorrLinks account, the website used to send O-Mail messages ( and get the same low rates starting at $3.49. Just click on the “Send Money” button to get started.
  • Toll Free Telephone Number: Call 1(866)345-1884 to make a credit or debit card payment over the phone for as low as $4.49.
  • Walk-In: Don’t have a credit card or debit card? No problem! You can deposit at any:
  • ​CashPayToday for a flat fee of $6.95.
    • Visit or call 1(844)344-CASH (2274) to register and find a location near you.  You will need to provide the following information: Inmate ID #, your name, address, and other important information.
    • Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Kum & Go stores are part of the CashPayToday program.
  • ACE Cash Express* ( location for a flat fee of $5.95 
  • There is a $900.00 maximum limit per cash transaction. 


JPay services are available for anyone wishing to send money to an offender in the Iowa Department of Corrections system.

  • Online: The website will accept payments made with a Visa or MasterCard-branded debit or credit card. Fees range from $3.95 to $10.95 based upon the deposit amount.
  • Toll Free Telephone Number: Credit or debit card payments can also be made over the phone at (1-800-574-5729). Fees range from $4.95 to $11.95 based upon the deposit amount.
  • Walk–In Location: Cash payments can be made at any MoneyGram Agent location. There are 30,000 MoneyGram location in the United State, including Wal-Mart, CVS, 7-11, and Albertsons. A fee of $8.95 will apply for each transaction. 


The Iowa Department of Corrections accepts wire transfers from Western Union for Offender Accounts. This does NOT include telephone accounts. Money may be sent in any of the following three ways:

The process used is “Quick Collect.” Senders must use the “Pay to” as the Iowa Dept of   Corrections. The “Code City” is IOWADOC and the “State” is IA. The “Sender’s account #” is the offender ID number and offenders last name. For example, 1234567Jones. 

If the offender number and last name do not match, the IDOC records the payment will be rejected. Fees for this service vary by amount sent.

​Programs For ​Inmates

Educational Programs contracted through Iowa Western Community College are available at CCF. The Education programs offered include HI-SET, Literacy, Life Skills, Digital Literacy, Microsoft Office, and Special Education Classes.  

CCF is using Achieving Change Through Value-Based Behavior (ACTV) treatment program.  The program guides participants in behavior change using the principles of ACTV, and includes learning skills such as defining their own personal values, becoming aware of their emotions and thoughts, noticing the consequences of their behavior, and learning new ways to respond to emotions and thoughts.

Also offered at CCF are opportunities through the Iowa Prison Industries. Offenders gain the daily skills and work experience of working at an industrial manufacturing plant producing cargo trailers. Employed offenders have the opportunity to participate in either the welding or metal fabricating apprenticeship program. This program involves approximately 6,000 hours of on-the-job training and successfully completing 450 hours of classroom time. Graduating offenders receive certification and become a journeyman.

CCF has added landscaping to the apprenticeship opportunities. A two-year landscaping apprenticeship takes roughly 2000 hours to complete. The program is a partnership between Iowa Western Community College and DOC that is registered with the Department of Labor.  

The new bee program is a vital part of the landscaping apprenticeship program. CCF has a dog program for offenders and researching a material handling apprenticeship. Offenders that qualify to participate in the dog program are assigned a dog that they work and train the dog with the goal of preparing the dog for adoption. 

Other work opportunities for offenders to participate include dietary, maintenance, grounds, warehouse, and facility sanitation.

The Clarinda facility uses a program called The Other Way (TOW) as a treatment program for inmates with substance abuse issues. TOW uses a phase system based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. 

The goal at Clarinda Correctional Facility is to prepare offenders to move forward while being incarcerated, and prepare each offender for successful reentry into their community upon release.

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Careers at Clarinda Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Iowa Department of Corrections at the Clarinda Correctional Facility, you can click here for more information.