Anamosa prison has a new warden

Jeremy Larson

Jeremy Larson has been appointed by the Iowa Board of Corrections as the new warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary. 

Larson takes the position following Bill Sperfslage, who was selected to serve as the Iowa Department of Corrections deputy director of institutions. 

Larson started his new role earlier this month, with an annual salary of $129,800. 

He previously served as deputy warden at the Newton Correctional Facility since July 2016. He started his career with the state in 1999 as a correction officer at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. Larson has also served as a correctional counselor, assistant unit manager, and treatment services coordinator. 

“Our team at the Anamosa State Penitentiary deserves a capable warden with a proven track record of effective leadership, and that is what they will be getting with Warden Larson,” stated Iowa Corrections Director Beth Skinner in a prepared statement. 

The Anamosa State Penitentiary, which opened in 1875, is a medium/maximum security institution that houses roughly 950 male inmates. It has a staff of about 320. 


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