Newton Correctional Facility
The Newton Correctional Facility is an Iowa state prison located five miles south of Newton, Iowa on a 1,476-acres, and it includes a minimum-security facility as well as a medium-security facility. There are approximately 1,050 inmates housed at Newton Correctional Facility.
The Sexual Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) at the Newton Correctional Facility has been developed on the basic tenet that sexual deviance is a complicated, multi-dimensional behavioral disorder.
The SOTP at Newton Correctional Facility provides programming that attempts to help men who have committed sexual offenses learn how to deal with their deviant thoughts, feelings, and behavior to substitute for the inappropriate and irresponsible behavior, which led to the offense.
This facility also houses the Correctional Release Center, which is a low-security unit that prepares inmates for parole, work release, or discharge.
Newton Correctional Facility
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Visiting Hours and Rules
The visiting hours at the medium-security facility are:
- Monday 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Friday 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Holidays 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
The visiting hours at the minimum security facility are:
- Monday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Thursday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Friday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM
- Holidays 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM
If you wish to visit an inmate at Newton Correctional Facility, you must get on their approved visiting list. To start that process, fill out the visitor’s application and mail it 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 have current photo identification to get into the facility, and everyone is subject to search.
Searches may include, but are not limited to, a pat down, metal detectors, electronic ion scanners, other electronic devices, or visual searches. They will deny your visit if you are not willing to submit to a required search.
Visitors are allowed to use a Debitek Card to purchase canteen items for their inmate during visits. The Newton Correctional Facility has the written guidelines posted in the visiting room.
Visitors must follow the dress code to enter the visiting room. The dress code at Newton 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
- 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
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.)
- 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
Newton Correctional Facility
307 S. 60th Avenue W.
Newton, IA 50208
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/bSWbsHVitsVeR8zTA
General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name and DOC Number
Newton Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 218
Newton, IA 50208
Remember to include the offenders full name, IDOC Identification number, and a valid return address on all correspondence.
Correctional staff inspects all correspondence and packages, and there are some rules you must follow:
- Photographs are allowed. However, female breasts, as well as genitalia and buttocks of both males and females, must be substantially obscured, or substantially covered by clothing (including swimwear or undergarments) or any other object which is not considered pornographic or obscene. Lewd display of genitalia by males or females, clothed or unclothed, is not allowed. Single sheets of multiple photographs, thumb nail or other sizes, must adhere to these standards.
- Clippings from authorized published material.
- Copies of Internet material, unless deemed a security risk/threat.
- Attachments/enclosures sent in with mail is limited to ten pages or pictures.
If you would like to send an email to an inmate, you can register for O-mail at www.corrlinks.com. The cost for each O-mail sent is $0.25.
How to Call an Inmate
Inmates at the Newton Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but 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
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 www.accesscorrections.com 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 (www.Corrlinks.com) and get the same low rates starting at $3.49. 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.
- CashPayToday for a flat fee of $6.95.
- Visit www.cashpaytoday.com 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* (www.acecashexpress.com) location for a flat fee of $5.95
JPay services are available for anyone wishing to send money to an offender in the Iowa Department of Corrections system.
- Online: The website www.JPay.com 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.
- Telephone: 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ー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:
- Via the internet at www.westernunion.com/corrections
- By phone at 1-800-634-3422
- By walk-in cash payments at any Western Union site
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.
If you want to mail a money order, you must use the Iowa Department of Corrections inmate banking service. All incoming money for offender spending/commissary accounts is received and handled by a central location.
Instead of mailing a money order directly to the inmate at Newton Correctional Facility, they 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.
Programs For Inmates
The Correctional Release Center houses inmates in a variety of of low-secure living areas and is charged with preparing offenders for parole, work release or discharge. Correctional Release Center programs emphasizes the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own actions and fall into two primary categories: release preparation and cognitive behavioral programming.
Treatment intervention, which is provided through group therapy and individual counseling as appropriate, focuses on assisting the individual to accept responsibility, increase recognition, institute change, and manage sexually deviant thoughts, attitudes, and behavior.
Adult Basic Education, HiSet classes, and special education are provided for eligible individuals.
Offender work assignments include jobs on-grounds or, if approved, participation in community service work programs at state agencies or private sector employment. Offenders involved in community service work programs are transported to work sites each day and work under the supervision of non-correctional state employees.
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Careers at Newton Correctional Facility
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