The Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW) is a medium/minimum security prison located 25 miles east of Des Moines IA in Mitchellville IA ICIW provides educational and vocational services to offenders including Adult Basic Education, special education for eligible individuals, G.E.D., and Internal work assignments and vocational training courses provide vocational training opportunities.
Iowa Prison Industries also provides on-site vocational training. The institution emphasizes responsibility and accountability in preparing women o enders for successful Re-Entry to the community. Programs focus on interpersonal relationships, domestic violence, career assessment and exploration, self-esteem, parenting, substance abuse prevention, assessment, and referral program are licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health. The facility also houses an in-patient substance abuse treatment programs.
420 Mill Street SW
Mitchellville, IA 50169
Phone: (515) 725-5042
Fax: (515) 725-5015
The mission of the
Iowa Department of Corrections is to:
Protect the Public, the Employees, and the Offenders.
Become an ICIW Volunteer
Volunteering in prisons is a selfless way for citizens to help rehabilitate Offenders seeking a better life during and after incarceration.
Citizens can gain the opportunity to fulfill an important public service role, by volunteering in a correctional facility. Additionally, this activity is highly rewarding, because it makes a measurable difference in the lives of people who actively want to better themselves.
Most volunteer positions within prisons are related to educational programming. Volunteers often bring a wide variety of skills that help Offenders learn what it means to be an engaged, productive member of society.
When law-abiding citizens share their time and expertise, it does more than help inmates learn the specific program material, it provides a regular example for inmates to emulate.