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Prison Researcher
05-01-2011, 09:09 PM
Clarinda Correctional Facility
2000 N. 16th Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
(712) 542-5634/5635
(712) 542-6154 FAX

Mark Lund, Superintendent

Medium security


The Clarinda Correctional Facility was established in 1980 as an adult male medium-security prison to serve primarily offenders who are chemically dependent, mentally retarded, mental illness or special needs. The facility is located on the grounds of the Mental Health Institute. Numerous programs and services are offered at the Clarinda facility. The Special Needs/Intensive Supervision Unit provides individual treatment for offenders who are mentally retarded, mentally ill, or special needs. . Substance abuse programming, licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health, is provided through the CHOICES program. CHOICES offers many group activities that uses principles of Hazelden plan consisting of pre-treatment, primary treatment and aftercare. Other programs and services offered are: educational instruction which includes GED, high school diploma, life skills, and computer courses, , special education for eligible individuals, recreation, re-entry, and a relapse program. A private-industry work program through Iowa Prison Industries provides employment opportunities for eligible offenders. This program makes cargo trailers and facilities are housed on facility grounds.

The CCF Lodge offers a minimum live-out work program for eligible offenders. Offenders work in various on-campus and off-campus jobs. Some programming is also available to offenders residing at CCF Lodge.

Visiting Schedule

CCF (Medium Facility)
Monday and Friday : 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Established State Holidays: 8:30 am-6:30 pm

CCF (Lodge):
Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
State Holidays: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm