Ames is home to the Ames Corrections Department. This prison facility serves Ames and other cities in the Story County area areas. Always call first to make sure an inmate can receive visitors and is at the facility at Ames IA, 50010-6070 in Story before traveling or booking hotels.
Maintaining contact with friends and family is important for the health and wellbeing of both inmates and their family. Sadly, many prisons don't make this easy. Phone charges of up to $14 a minute for long distance calls create financial burdens on inmate families who must pay for these calls. Thankfully services from Securtel help avoid these additional charges by creating a local phone number an inmate can call that will connect to any long-distance number. By eliminating the long-distance surcharge, inmates can talk to friends and family at the local rate no matter where they might live. You can set this up with Securtel.coml at inmate calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards. Call your inmate to get details about mail, visitation and approved prison call times. Each type of facility in IA will have its own rules. Your loved one will generally always know the rules for that facility.
Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Ames Corrections Department with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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