All About the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility

Connect With an Inmate All About the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility

How to Connect With an Inmate in Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility 

Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility (MPCF) is a minimum-security prison located in Henry County, IA. It was originally built in 1977 to temporarily house 144 male inmates and presently holds about 862 inmates. MPCF endeavors to focus upon teaching the offenders how to reenter society and repay the damage done to their community via caring for it during roadside maintenance, cleaning and caring for law enforcement buildings, and participating in Habitat for Humanity.

This particular institution partners with various organizations to offer HiSET degrees, vocational and apprenticeship training, treatment for substance abuse, and therapy for domestic violence offenders, and some inmates build furniture for Iowa's universities. DoNotPay's Connect With an Inmate series will help you get in touch with those in Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility. 

When a loved one is behind bars, it can be shocking for those who care about them to process where they are and figure out how to contact them. Despite the nature of a person being locked up, many psychologists and medical professionals have studied incarcerated populaces and found that less isolation was better for their mental health and led to better outcomes upon release. Additionally, those on the outside, such as the children of the incarcerated, often find they still need or want to communicate with a parent in prison.

Over the years, activists involved in prison reform have created and started a variety of programs to reach inmates. DoNotPay's Connect With an Inmate program also gives an overview of how to use these programs to write and visit inmates. There are many groups for making prison pen-pals, how to write a prisoner in general, how to address that first letter, and all about writing letters to them in a safe and meaningful way. If you are looking for a way to connect with prisoners without being directly related or knowing them previously, then we highly recommend following these approaches.

Where Is Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility Located?

MPCF is located in Mt. Pleasant, IA, where a woman named Arabella A. Mansfield became the first woman in the United States to earn the right to practice law. Mount Pleasant, IA, is a small town with a population under 10,000. The population of the prison is also relatively small and contains both men and women inmates.

There are several ways to contact the facility itself:

  1. Go or write to the physical address (1200 E Washington St, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641, USA).
  2. Call the information number for the facility at (515)725-5701.
  3. Contact them via their website or figure out where to go from there.
  4. You can also use the "Contact Us" section here.
  5. Get in touch with them via email at
WardenMarcy Stroud
Address1200 East Washington St.

Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Phone Number319-385-9511

How Do You Visit an Inmate at Mpcf? 

One option you have when it comes to connecting with an inmate is visitation. Due to the state's relatively lax approach to the Coronavirus, visiting hours and restrictions were lifted in 2019. Consequently, their standard hours apply.

Visiting hours:

  • Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
  • Visit between 10 AM and 4:45 PM.
  • Visits may also be scheduled on Thanksgiving and Christmas from 10 AM to 4:45 PM.
  • Approved visitors only.
  • All visitors must fill out this form and apply to visit.

Where Do You Send a Letter for an Inmate in Mpcf in Iowa?

When you try to send a letter to an inmate, you need to find out where they are located. Ideally, you can call the facility and find out what their DOC (Department of Corrections) number is, which is how they track an inmate and how they locate them to deliver the letter.

Here Is How to Address a Letter to an Inmate:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility

1200 East Washington

Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Restrictions on Mail for Inmates

MTCF has some restrictions that anyone sending letters to inmates should be aware of in order for the inmate to actually receive the letter. Please keep these rules in mind.

  • They only accept letters on 8 ½ x 11 white paper.
  • Cards, cardboard, greeting cards, glitter, and other art are not permitted.
  • Items with perfume aren't accepted.
  • Additional items are subject to review.
  • Letters cannot have stains.

How else can I contact an inmate in MPCF?

Inmates can sign up for an electronic email service (, and so can their loved ones. While they are not allowed to use the Internet per se, they can use computers to send and receive email.

Difficulties You May Have Contacting Loved One in MPCF

This particular Iowa prison might not be the largest one out there, but it can be difficult to locate which unit an inmate has been sent to and how to get their identification number. In order to figure out this information, one is dependent upon the staff and how kindly they feel towards giving information and how clearly they can direct people. It might be frustrating and upsetting for loved ones to speak to MPCF staff members. Therefore, we recommend using DoNotPay to get to the bottom of things.

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.
  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.
  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.
  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

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