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Anamosa State Penitentiary

406 North High Street
Male prison
(319) 462-3504
Opened in 1875
Prison Description

Anamosa State Penitentiary is a maximum security penitentiary prison located in the Jones County community of Anamosa, Iowa. As of February 21, 2016, the penitentiary is home to approximately 855 inmates with another 175 in segregation[2] and has 357 staff members. Inmates working in the Iowa Prison Industries produce metal stamping, custom wood, printing, metal furniture, sign, and cleaning products at the penitentiary. The penitentiary also offers educational services, and has a contract with a community college for such services. The prison offers vocational training in welding, automobile repair, horticultural, and janitorial services. Inmates also are able to take courses to earn a high school diploma or a GED, or can take coursework towards an Associate of Arts degree.

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