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Anamosa State Penitentiary Inmate Search


Iowa Department of Corrections

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406 North High Street
Box 10
Anamosa, IA, 52205


406 North High Street
Box 10
Anamosa, IA, 52205
(319) 462-4962

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  1. chris Tue, Dec 06 2011 11:23 PM

    Does anyone know if it is too late to send the holiday packages to inmates for Christmas?

  2. glenn beckx Sun, Dec 25 2011 6:02 PM

    I can't believe i was once a number in your beautifull system,though i've been out of there for some time know,and do not miss it.or your hook up state,I'm from greenbay wi,and when the packers were doing good all you haters from iowa i told you the pack would win a superbowl,and though the packers won yet another sbowl they might win again.so go pack go

  3. lori niehus Tue, Dec 27 2011 9:28 AM

    can anyone help find an e-mail address for an inmate in anamosa, ia? i would relly appreciate any help. thnx.

  4. J Tue, Nov 13 2012 2:15 AM

    If your still looking for an eamil address, go to Corrlinks.com and you can sign up, its not free to send emails, but you can at least send them back and forth. Its not actual addresses either.

  5. jenn Wed, Dec 26 2012 5:03 AM

    Im trying to set up Google voice for someone in anamosa. I am in Iowa but told there is a certain area code needed to get the 2.00 rate. When I search anamosa for a phone number on Google voice I get nothing. What is the number s I need for this rate?

  6. Rob Wed, Aug 27 2014 10:50 AM

    Dear Warden, I’m coming to you with nothing but respect for what you do and what you have to put up with. But, in my short stint as an inmate in the United States prison system, I’ve learned only 1 thing, 1 major thing. Respect will be paid. Now, take a little walk with me. Even since my first day til my final release from a work release facility, I was always certain to show respect to the older vets. And, even though it was hard for me because I had given up my gang a few years earlier and had nobody to watch my back, I survived by staying low, keeping my mouth shut and, always, ALWAYS, showing respect. Now, let me ask you a question, man to man. Professional to professional. If you had the opportunity to run the prison just the way you wanted to run it. No congressman breathing down your neck every time a guard gets shanked, knowing full well in reality that that particular guard got it for not listening to your warnings to stay away from certain individuals. Sure he wasn’t breaking protocol but, you knew it was gonna happen, right? Right! God dammit, right? Right. That’s just an example but, a true one down to the bone. And, it’ll happen again and again and again until the end of time unless there’s a change. Please, take heed, really. The truths I’m about to spill are ones of forgiveness, compassion, and love. Now, I’ve spoken with the Lord and he urges me, that BBQ Sundays is the answer. Sorry I’m not better spokesman but, it, really, is a perfect plan. The Lord of Hosts urges me further that as a Warden, “Please, rather be disappointed in any convict that has to miss out.” See the change? Rather, just be disappointed. I don’t know if you’re from a prison that took cigarettes away when shit didn’t stop but, if not, let me break to you 1 hard truth. IT IS HELL! What if you were on the bottom of the food chain in Levenworth when the 1 vice that kept all the physcos at bay was a simple cigarette? Same analogy as the one I gave you about the guard that didn’t take your advice and PRIDEFULLY walked into a knife. Right? Right! Now, I don’t think it would be too much trouble for you to rally all your contacts and, plead to your congressman for BBQ Sundays, as a means of healing, really, but, what I think would really sell it is if the congressman were to come to find that the peeps of all the inmates were asked to, “Fill out a KITE too.” “Cigerettes! Cigerettes! Cigerettes!” they rallied. Now, I have a five point plan that I won’t release until all this is considered and taken seriously. I am not the father/dad/caring tax-paying citizen to handle all of this but, if a man who is doing upwords of 40 years cause his GOD DAMN COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEY floated him up the river… The guy helped me out. Sincerely, Codie.

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