Fort Dodge Correctional Institution

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Updated on: September 18, 2020

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Location 1550 L Street, Fort Dodge, IA, 50501-5767
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The Fort Dodge Correctional Institution first opened to inmates in 1985. A minimum security institution, up to 1183 prisoners can reside here at any given time. Fort Dodge Correctional Institution cares for its prisoners and has several programs set up to help prisoners gain skills to reenter society. They have programs like: vocational Programs, educational programs, community restitution programs, and treatment programs for those who need help with addictions. The medical department at the facility is staffed 12 hours per day for inmate’s medical needs.

Fort Dodge Correctional Institution — General Information

Facility Name Fort Dodge Correctional Institution
Facility Type State Prison
Address 1550 L Street, Fort Dodge, IA, 50501-5767
Capacity 1183
Facility Type Adult
City Fort Dodge
Postal Code 50501-5767
State Iowa
County Webster County
Official Website

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Take a look at the procedures outlining sending mail to an inmate. You can send letters and postcards and photographs that are not bigger than 4x6 inches. Do not send anything sexual or violent in nature, as that will be rejected by the Fort Dodge Correctional Institution during the mail screening process.

Send mail to:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Fort Dodge Correctional Institution
1550 L Street, Fort Dodge, IA, 50501-5767


Sending Money

This website will guide you on how to send money to an inmate.

You can send up to $100 in an inmate’s general account and up to $100 in an inmate’s phone account.

To load money, you will need to know the inmate name, number, and date of birth. You can pay with V Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards.

Phone calls

You can send money to load a telephone account for an inmate at Fort Dodge Correctional Institution. Inmates cannot receive incoming calls, but they can call out using a pre-paid telephone account. An inmate must have access to a pre-paid phone account to make calls. You can load money onto a phone account the same way you would load money onto a general money account for an inmate, and you can follow the directions on this website.


Start by filling out a visitor’s application. You will need to go through an approval process, so you should fill out and submit the application well in advance of when you would like to visit. When you do visit, remember to dress conservatively and not bring any contraband with you.

All visits are by appointment only. There are no predetermined visitation hours. When you submit your application, the Fort Dodge Correctional Institution staff will work with you to determine the best time for you to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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