How to Stay in Touch With an Inmate at Newton Correctional Facility Easily

How to Connect With an Inmate in Newton Correctional Facility

 is an adult male correctional facility located in southern Jasper County, near the City of Newton. The facility is part of the Iowa Department of Corrections and has medium and low-security facilities. The total area of Newton correctional facility is 1,476 acres, and it is one of the most extensive correctional facilities with a population of about 1,200 inmates and approximately 265 staff members.

Having a friend or loved one in the prison system is disheartening. It's essential to find ways to stay in touch with them so they don't feel ostracized by the people they care about. 

Inmates in the prison system can sometimes be transferred to a different facility, making it challenging to locate them. DoNotPay can help you identify and get in touch with your locked-up loved ones wherever they are within minutes.

Newton Correctional Facility Contact Information

 is located in Palo Alto Township, 5 miles south of Newton City, and is currently under the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) management. To access an inmate in Newton Correctional Facility, you have to contact the facility directly via mail, phone, or email or visit the premises in person.

The table below shows a summary of the facility's contact information.

Physical Address307 S 60th Ave W, Newton, IA 50208, USA
Phone Number+1 641-792-7552
WebsiteNewton Correctional Facility’s website

How Can I Contact an Inmate at Newton Correctional Facility?

All contact with an inmate at Newton Correctional Facility must go directly through the facility management. You can contact your locked up loved one in one of the following ways:

1. Schedule a Visit to the Facility

To visit an inmate at the Newton Correctional Facility, you must be on the inmate's visitor's approved list. Fill out a visitors application form and send it to the IDOC Central Visiting Authority to be approved. You can contact the offices via phone at 319-385-951.

During your visit, be sure to carry a photo identification document: passport, driver's license, or an identification card. All visitors at the prison are subject to a search that includes but is not limited to:

  • Metal detectors
  • A pat-down
  • Electronic ion scanners
  • Visual searches

Visitors who do not submit to the search may not be allowed into the premises and may revoke their visitation privileges.

Visitation hours at Newton Correctional Facility are 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM on Mondays, Fridays, weekends, and holidays for the medium-security facility. The low-security visitation hours are 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday and 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM on weekends and holidays.

2. Contact the Inmate via Telephone

Incoming calls to the Newton Correctional Facility are prohibited. However, the inmate can call you through the facility's phone line. Your number must be on the inmate's approved calls list to receive a call from an inmate

To be included in the inmate's approved call list, fill out the IDOC telephone services form and purchase phone credits in advance. Your loved one will use the credits to make phone calls to you on 319-372-5432.

Make the deposit and mail it to the following address to recharge telephone credits.

IDOC Offender Telephone Accounts

Post Office Box 1417

Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

Every phone call is monitored and recorded and has a 20-minute time limit at a rate of 11 cents per minute. Calling hours are between 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

3. Send an Email to the Inmate

You can email an inmate at the Newton Correctional facility by registering for O mail services. Every email sent costs $0.25.

4. Send a Letter via Mail

Send a letter to your locked-up loved one at Newton Correctional Facility through the following address:

Inmate Name and DOC Number

Newton Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 218

Newton, IA 50208

Be sure to include a valid return address. If you don't know the inmate's DOC number, search the Iowa Department of Corrections offender search page. Fill out the online form with the offender's details and click search to find their DOC number.

How Do I Send Money to a Newton Correctional Facility Inmate?

Prison life can be cruel and more so when an inmate has no money. Inmates need money for personal items and other essential items that the facility does not provide. Prison jobs pay about 10 cents an hour, which is barely enough to sustain inmates, and so they need financial assistance from their loved ones.

To send money to an inmate, you must know the following information:

  • Inmate's full name
  • Department of Corrections number
  • Current location of the inmate

You can send money to your loved one at Newton Correctional Facility in the following ways:

1. Iowa Department of Corrections Fiduciary Account

All payments to inmates within the Iowa Department of Corrections are synchronized through fiduciary accounts. You can send money to an inmate at Newton Correctional Facility through the following address:

IDOC Offender fiduciary account

1550 L Street, Suite B

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Include the inmate's name, DOC number, and facility name.

2. Walk-In Deposit

Walk into any of the following facilities to send money to an inmate:

  • Western union
  • Moneygram
  • Ace Cash Express

Provide the inmate's details and make the payment via cash, debit/credit card. Every facility has access to DOC account details. The cashier will provide you with all the information required to make your deposit.

3. Online Deposits

Make a direct deposit online to the inmate's account is Access Corrections, Western Union, or JPAY. Transactions through these companies are subject to convenience fees. You can deposit via debit/credit card, and the funds will be accessible to the inmate within 24 hours.

4. Deposit Via Mail

You can send money to the inmate via mail order or cashier's check, payable to the fiduciary account, and mail it to the facility's address. While mail is the cheapest means to send money to an inmate, it takes the longest to process before receiving it.

Can I Send Packages to an Inmate at Newton Correctional Facility?

Yes, you can send packages to an inmate at Newton Correctional Facility as long as the items in the package are within the approved list.

Items approved within the facility include:

  • Food items
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Shoes and undergarments

All packages sent to the Newton Correctional facility are subject to screening before being delivered to the inmate. The process takes between 10-21 days from when the package was sent for the inmate to receive it.

DONotPay Can Help You Get in Touch With Your Locked-up Loved Ones

Getting in touch with a loved one locked up can be a tedious task given the multiple procedures one has to go through. DoNotPay makes your work easier by helping you connect to an inmate in a few simple steps.

  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 their 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 to 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 ten days for it to arrive for your loved one.


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