Providing an Opportunity for Change

 

 

FAQ Citizenship Rights

Low-Risk Supervision Form

Burlington Residential Facility Handbook

Burlington Residential Visitation Policy

Ottumwa Residential Facility Handbook

Ottumwa Residential Visitation Policy

High Risk Unit Home Visit Notice

 

 

Pay Fees Online

 

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COMING SOON . . .

Now pay all Eighth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services fees from the comfort of your home by using our online payment service. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa. A per transaction service fee of 2.65% or a $3.00 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.

Citizenship Rights

 

To learn more about eligibility and the application process for restoring your citizenship rights after being convicted of a crime, please follow the links below:

 

FAQ Citizenship Rights

Clemency Application

For more information . . .

High Risk Unit

 

To meet the Department's mission in protecting the public, staff and offenders, the Eighth Judicial District created a High Risk Unit. This unit functions as a team and provides field surveillance and other related functions on sex offenders, methamphetamine offenders, and other offenders assessed at a high risk to recidivate.

Officers work throughout the 14-county District, primarily during evening and late-night hours, and provide surveillance, electronic monitoring, drug and alcohol testing, warrant service, and other related tasks on referred offenders.

HRU officers are uniformed, armed, and otherwise equipped as law enforcement officers. In addition, officers are assigned visibly marked and fully equipped law enforcement vehicles. The HRU works closely with all law enforcement agencies.

Low-Risk Supervision

 

If you were sentenced to probation under our Low-Risk Program, you must comply with all court-ordered requirements as outlined in the Judgment Entry within the time frame set by the court. In addition you must complete and return the enclosed form (see link below) and pay your supervision fee in full. If you complete all of these requirements before the completion date set by the court, an early discharge request may be submitted to the Court.

YOU REMAIN ON PROBATION UNTIL DISCHARGED BY THE COURT

You are responsible for setting up and completing the conditions ordered by the Court. It is also your responsibility to furnish proof of completion to Probation/Parole Officer Jeanna Pierce. If proof is mailed, send it to the address listed at the bottom of this letter and include your name, county of conviction and cause number on all correspondence.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET?

Failure to comply with all requirements may result in revocation of your probation with possible incarceration and/or additional court costs.

OBEY THE LAW

You must obey the law. If arrested, call Jeanna Pierce at (641) 682-8383 within 72 hours to report your new charge, when and where it occurred, and the arresting law enforcement agency.

for more information, contact:

PPO II Jeanna Pierce

1315 N. Court Street

Ottumwa, IA 52501

Ph. (641) 682-8383 FAX (641) 682-8385

Download Low-Risk Supervision Form

Office Locations

 

Select a county below for office location. In Poweshiek County, there are two locations: Grinnell and

Montezuma.

Residential Facilities: Burlington and Ottumwa.

Eighth Judicial District

Montezuma Probation and Parole Office Monroe County Probation and Parole Office Van Buren County Probation and Parole Office Davis County Probation and Parole Office Fairfield Probation/Parole Office Ottumwa Probation/Parole Office Mt. Pleasant Probation/Parole Office Centerville Probation/Parole Office Keokuk County Probation and Parole Office Oskaloosa Probation/Parole Office Grinnell Probation and Parole Office Washington Probation/Parole Office Ft. Madison Probation/Parole Office Keokuk Probation/Parole Office Burlington Probation/Parole Office Louisa County Probation and Parole Office

Reentry Program

 

Ninety-six percent of Iowa inmates will leave prison. Research indicates that involving offenders in a comprehensive process that addresses substance abuse and mental health needs, education and employment training, other support services and responsive case management, could help break the cycle of criminality and provide the opportunity for offenders to lead productive lives upon their return.

We are all stakeholders in our desire to make our communities safer. By building new collaborations and strengthening existing community partnerships, the Iowa Department of Corrections is working to develop a statewide reentry system to reduce recidivism and the number of those victimized by crime.

For more information, follow the links below or contact the Reentry Coordinator:

Lindsay Epperson

1315 N. Court Street

Ottumwa, IA 52501

Ph. (641) 682-8383 Ext. 19 FAX (641) 682-8385

A Guidebook for Friends and Family of Offenders

Una guia ristica para la familia y los amigos de delincuentes

Residential Facilities

 

On July 1, 1984, the Legislature turned over the administration of adult parole and work release to the district departments from the State Department of Corrections. In May of 1991, a second residential correctional facility opened in Ottumwa. A $4.1 million expansion and renovation of the Ottumwa Residential Correctional Facility was completed in 2013. The original building was constructed in 1991 with a 51-bed capacity. The redesigned facility can house up to 62 men and 14 women. In addition, the number of classrooms has been doubled to four to offer much needed programming for residents. A unique feature of the new facility is the "weekend dorm," a separate supervised housing area used as a sanctioning option for up to eight field offenders who have violated their conditions of supervision. The Burlington facility currently houses up to 63 male residents.

For more information:

Burlington Residential Facility

835 Valley

Burlington, IA 52601

Ph. (319) 753-5179 FAX (319) 753-5418

Directions

Burlington Residential Handbook

Visitation Policy

 

Ottumwa Residential Facility

245 Osage Dr.

Ottumwa, IA 52501

Ph. (641) 682-3069 FAX (641) 682-3557

Directions

Ottumwa Residential Handbook

Visitation Policy

Virtual Classroom

 

The Reasoning Skills Program consists of 12 online lessons. They are designed to help you learn to think more clearly and to show you how to make decisions that get you what you want without creating new problems for yourself or others. There are no costs associated with this program. Please read all the information below before beginning each lesson. First, you will always need notebook paper and a pen or pencil to do these lessons. At the top of each assignment always write the following:

• NAME

• ID NUMBER

• PROBATION OFFICER'S NAME

• LESSON NUMBER

As you work through each lesson you will be asked questions. Write your answers on your piece of notebook paper described above. To gain the most from this program, please take your time and answer all questions thoroughly. When you are done with each lesson, deliver your assignment paper to your probation officer. Your paper will be reviewed and returned to you with comments.

Before you begin each lesson, consider the following:

• Do the lessons in order - only one lesson per week please.

• Answer the questions that appear in the yellow boxes on a separate piece of paper.

Contact your probation officer if you have problems with the course, or accessing the files.

Follow the links below to access the lessons. Please complete the lessons in sequence, one per week. Good luck!

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Lesson 11

Lesson 12

Prison Rape Elimination Act- PREA

 

   PREA Policies                  PREA Standards                   PREA Audit Notice             PREA Annual Report-2013

PREA Audit Results- Ottumwa Residential Facility- 2013          PREA Annual Report-2014

PREA Audit Results- Burlington Residential Facility-2015

PREA Annual Report- 2015

PREA Annual Report- 2016

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The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the act was to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003). In addition to creating a mandate for significant research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and through the National Institute of Justice, funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections supported major efforts in many state correctional, juvenile detention, community corrections, and jail systems.

The act also created the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and charged it with developing draft standards for the elimination of prison rape.  Those standards were published in June 2009, and were turned over to the Department of Justice for review and passage as a final rule.  That final rule became effective August 20, 2012.

In 2010, the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded the National PREA Resource Center to continue to provide federally funded training and technical assistance to states and localities, as well as to serve as a single-stop resource for leading research and tools for all those in the field working to come into compliance with the federal standards.

 

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There is zero tolerance for sexual assault and sexual abuse. Immediately report any incidents of sexual abuse or sexual harassment to staff or management. You have the right to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment and to be free from retaliation for reporting such incidents. The department will immediately investigate all reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.


REPORTING MECHANISIMS

You may make a verbal or a written report to any Eighth Judicial District employee, or anyone listed in the contact information below:

PREA Coordinator Gary Peitz
Ph. 319-753-5478 Ext. 321 or gary.peitz@iowa.gov

Burlington Residential Facility
Residential Manager Patrick Lacy
835 Valley
Burlington, IA 52601
Ph. (319) 753-5179 Ext. 341 or patrick.lacy@iowa.gov

Ottumwa Residential Facility
Residential Manager Donn Bruess
245 Osage Dr.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Ph. (641) 682-3069 Ext. 201 or donn.bruess@iowa,gov

Victim Services Coordinator Chris Baker
Ph. (641) 472-4242 Ext. 109 or chris.baker@iowa.gov

Iowa Statewide Sexual Abuse Hotline 1-800-284-7821

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Mary Roche, Director of Iowa DOC Victim & Restorative Justice Programs
1-800-778-1182

Ombudsman’s Office (888) 426-6283

Third Party Reports

Third parties, including fellow residents, staff members, family members, attorneys and outside advocates shall be permitted to assist offenders in filing requests for administrative remedies relating to allegations of sexual abuse, and shall also be permitted to file such requests on behalf of offenders.

Third parties may submit an anonymous report via the "Contact Us" tab on the left side of this screen, or via any of the reporting mechanisms listed above.

Grievances

Grievances involving allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, retaliation or staff
neglect
may be reported to staff verbally, anonymously or to the Ombudsman’s
Office. There is no time limit for reporting sexual abuse, sexual harassment,
retaliation or staff neglect. Management will provide an initial response to emergency grievances within 48 hours, and shall issue a final department decision within five calendar days.

 

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CONTRACTORS AND OTHER AGENTS

Pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standard 115.32, all contractors, vendors, agents doing business with the Eighth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services and volunteers are hereby notified of the agency's zero tolerance policy regarding sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

Contractors employing persons having direct contact with offenders are required to complete PREA training and sign the required documentation prior to entering the RCF or RTC. Signed PREA Acknowledgement forms shall be returned to the PREA Coordinator Gary Peitz at 214 N. 4th, Peterson Bldg., Suite 2A, Burlington, IA 52601.

Downloads:

PREA Training for Contractors and Volunteers
Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Brochure
PREA Acknowledgement Criminal Records
Iowa Code- Sexual Misconduct with Offenders and Juveniles

Any contractor, vendor, agent or volunteer who engages in sexual abuse will be prohibited from contact with offenders and reported to law enforcement, unless the activity was clearly not criminal, and to relevant licensing bodies.

 

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VICTIM ADVOCACY INFORMATION

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.)
To request the services of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.), contact a local hospital emergency room and ask for a S.A.N.E.

To request and advocate:

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Statewide Sexual Assault Hotline)
515 28th St. Suite 107
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-244-7424
Fax: 515-244-7417
Hotline: 1-800-284-7821


Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
515 28th St.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-244-8028
Fax: 515-244-7417
Email: icadv@icadv.org
Hotline:
1-800-942-0333


Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division & Compensation Fund
1-800-373-5044
http://www.iowa.gov/government/ag/helping_victims/index.html


Deaf Iowans Against Abuse
332 South Linn St. Suite 100
Iowa City, IA 52240
24 Hour Crisis Line:
(800) 284-7821
Text only: (515)867-8177
TDD: (319)294-4181
Office: (319)531-7717
DIAAHELP@c-s-d.org


LUNA (English & Spanish)

4313 Fleur Dr
Des Moines, IA 50321
Office: (515) 271-5060
24 hr Hotline: 1 (800) 942-0333
TTY: 1 (800) 787-3224
Crisis Line: 1 (866) 256-7668
National Crisis Line: 1 (800) 799-7233


Local Law Enforcement
Emergency: Dial 911
Contact local law enforcement for non-emergencies.


Iowa Department of Corrections
Mary Roche, Office of Victim & Restorative Justice
1-800-778-1182
Mary.Roche@iowa.gov


National Sexual Abuse Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATIONS

Administrative investigations will be conducted by trained, internal PREA investigators. All investigative reports are reviewed by the District Director.

2013 PREA Report

Criminal Investigations
All allegations of criminal sexual abuse or sexual harassment will be referred for investigation to law enforcement.

There have been no PREA investigations referred to law enforcement for criminal investigation.