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Jails across the nation are catching on to the popularity of offering remote, "at-home," visitation. Not only is it convenient for jail staff, inmates, and family members, but it is also a way for the jail to collect revenue because in most cases, at-home visitation is a paid service. How it Works To be able […]

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Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

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The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, "Possession of a Class I drug for resale," or "Possession of a Class II drug". How They're Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are […]

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Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

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If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options: Get it Pre-Metered at the […]

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With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

Anyone who has been incarcerated will tell you that once you are booked, given inmate attire, and assigned to a housing unit, your connection with the outside world is greatly reduced. During the booking process most jails will allow you one free phone call before taking you to your unit. Make it count. Very few […]

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Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility Inmate Search

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Iowa Henry 975

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1200 East Washington
Mt. Pleasant, IA, 52641

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1200 East Washington
Mt. Pleasant, IA, 52641
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  1. Eva Sun, Jan 09 2011 9:47 AM

    Not pleased with the lady CO in Mt. Pleasant facility When i come to visit my son there. I am tired of going to visit him and being harassed from her every time I come there.

  2. lisa minor Tue, Mar 08 2011 12:39 PM

    Report her to the higest person on staff. they can not harassed the family members!

  3. lisa Tue, Mar 08 2011 1:04 PM

    what does discharged mean when you are in prision?

  4. Casey Wed, Apr 20 2011 1:04 PM

    discharged is they get to go home.. and yes Eva report her I had to report her and now she won't say anything to me, because she majorly singled me out and harrassed me too.

  5. Gale Tue, Aug 16 2011 11:11 PM

    I understand there is something where we can pay $ up front & e-mail inmates ! 25 cents per page?!?! Is this true? If so, how does one sign up?

  6. ANGELA MCNITT Tue, Aug 23 2011 9:03 PM

    SO DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW MANY PICTURES WE CAN SEND AT ONE TIME?

  7. Debbie Riley Fri, Oct 21 2011 2:58 PM

    how do you find out about your son that is in prison in mt pleasant correctional i have not heard anything for over 2 months i so worried about him i have call the prison and they wont tell me anything so can some one tell me what i can do to no if my son is OK or not

  8. Barbara McHenry Wed, Nov 30 2011 12:17 AM

    Call the prison and ask to speak to the Chaplain. You may need to leave a message so be sure to include the inmate's ID number. If the Chaplain is able to speak with the inmate, she will get the message to you. If the inmate chooses not to cooperate, the chaplain will not be able to help you. Send inmate mail and ask questions of him. Perhaps he will respond.

  9. Val Wed, Nov 30 2011 6:11 PM

    To text back and forth with your friend or family go to corrlinks and register, It cost 10.00 and the messages are only a quarter a piece, when you get low , you can recharge it , it is really eay and so nice to be able to text them every day, sometimes we text 2 or 3 times a day back and forth. it takes a little time between me sending and him getting it or vice a versa, suz they have to ck it like they do the letters.

  10. Fred Fri, Dec 16 2011 2:23 AM

    hello everyone, though i dont wish to disclos my name, I am a former inamte of mt. plesent, for all those mothers and fathers with sons in mt. plesant...i offer you my sympthay, i have been i ft. dodge and in ft. madison and mt. pleasant is by FAR the worst place to be in!

  11. bob Fri, Dec 23 2011 11:54 PM

    as with Fred above, my sympathy to any family who has a member of their family there , the ABUSE OF POWER,is appaulling, I too have been at a different prison where at least there is a mutual respect between staff and cons, and if they are in the Sex Offender Treatment Program they are really hurting, Don't get me wrong a sex crime is wrong in any society but they treat you beyond what they should, and they don't care. And every so=called Treatment counselor has their own way of doing their treatment and they hate each other so they take it out on the offender. They will tell you they don;t care what you came to prison for only about what you did! If you were accused of 50 different things but went to prison for only 1 you have to say you did all of them or they say you are in denial and remove you from the program and if you crime happened after 1 july 2005 they can stop your earned time.

  12. Rachelle Bixler Wed, Apr 04 2012 9:10 PM

    How Much does a TV Cost at Fort Dodge Prison in Fort Dodge Iowa? Thanks

  13. Martha Fri, Jul 20 2012 8:38 PM

    Is Mt Pleasant Air Conditioned?

  14. lonna Sat, Nov 24 2012 12:43 AM

    Discharged means you no longer have a number and you are totally free from parole or probation etc. Many in prison discharge their number if they feel they can't do paper when they get out, or you would call it parole office.

  15. lonna Sat, Nov 24 2012 12:44 AM

    I did not put in that they discharge their number inside not wanting parole.

  16. ln Sat, Nov 24 2012 12:46 AM

    Yes airconditioned in womens unit no package can be sent to either prison.

  17. darla Tue, Jun 04 2013 11:45 AM

    The mens is not air conditioned

  18. mom Fri, Jul 26 2013 11:00 AM

    Iam disabled and Mt,Pleasant mens side has no wheelchair access

  19. gina Fri, Aug 02 2013 8:25 PM

    mom - on the side (if facing to the right) of the building is an elevator entrance at the Mount Pleasant Men's Facility.

  20. waiting Mon, Aug 05 2013 2:50 PM

    My son's counselor did not proof read a report, then sent an incorrect progress report to the judge. His attorney did not read it before the reconsideration hearing. If she had, she could have contacted my son to let him know what was stated on the report. The error would have been discovered and the correct information sent to the judge prior to the hearing. As of today, there is still no confirmation in the clerk of court's office, nor the judge's office, that the correct report has been received from the counselor. The counselor states that he faxed it. My son's attorney does not communicate. Inmates are in prison for a reason, but when they serve their time, they should not be treated with less respect than anyone else. You must advocate for your loved ones, no one else does.

  21. Diana Tue, Nov 12 2013 5:22 PM

    I have a son in Mt. pleasant.. he was there before and was treated with respect.. however he is there now for nothing that is to do with drugs or offender.. he was in isolation for 20 days.. he had an accident in his bed and on his clothes.. they let him sit in the clothes for 3 days then let him shower and change but no bed change.. when he got out after finding out he did nothing to be in there for in the first place he had sores on his back and backside.. he is also diagnosed with spina bifida. closed.... no dr to do anything but asprin.. he is loostin control of legs and bladder... what we treat ppl in prisons with no respect.. I need to know what I can do and who I complain to..

  22. Diana Sat, Nov 30 2013 12:00 PM

    can a counselor or treatment corridnator. make an inmate stay longer in a facility if he is there for another reason and not as an offender.. they are telling my son he will stay in prison cause he won't take treatment again after doing it 5 times in and out of prison.. now they are telling him if he doesn't he will stay his full term

  23. Diana Sat, Nov 30 2013 12:01 PM

    also are inmates assigned an attorney while in prison

  24. JJ Tue, Apr 22 2014 8:11 PM

    I am the victim of someone who just got transferred there. Is he going to be released someday? I want him to rot and die in there. :(

  25. Boo Thu, Jun 12 2014 2:40 AM

    How does one go about finding out who an inmates counselor is in Mt. Pleasant facility?

  26. BB Thu, Jun 12 2014 2:57 AM

    Has anyone had their loved one be told where they have to go live once they are released to half way house? I understand they have to go to the district where the original crime took place but isn't there some circumstance where the inmate can live in a different district with their girlfriend? What can I do to get MtPleasant facility to change where the inmate is to be released to a half way house at?

  27. JA Sun, Nov 09 2014 8:30 AM

    I would like an answer to the same question.My man is to be released in just a few weeks, and to the same town in IA where he was arrested, but his address is just across the river, in IL. Why can't he parole to home and not have to go to the halfway house, I have a place for him to live, and his address at the time of arrest was IL. You can almost see the Mississippi from our window.

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Jails across the nation are catching on to the popularity of offering remote, "at-home," visitation. Not only is it convenient for jail staff, inmates, and family members, but it is also a way for the jail to collect revenue because in most cases, at-home visitation is a paid service. How it Works To be able […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

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Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

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Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

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Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

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Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

One method of treatment for alcoholism is the bio-chemical method. While other recovery paths concentrate on powerlessness over addictions and the acceptance of a higher power, the bio-chemical treatment places importance on stabilizing the brain's chemistry. It has long been known that certain brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins

The Three Most Dangerous Prisons in America

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What's the Difference between Jails and Prisons?

Both jails and prisons house inmates but there are some important differences in what the two institutions are used for. Sentenced or Not? People accused of crimes but not yet convicted are held in county or city jails. In some cases, a bond amount is set and if the defendant can pay it he or […]

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