Currently, there are two job openings in the Eighth District.

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Director Daniel T. Fell

Daniel T. Fell

District Director






The Eighth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services is an independent public agency, with a board of directors, created and established under Chapter 905 of the Code of Iowa. Its mission is to provide community-based correctional services to the fourteen counties in southeast Iowa that comprise the Eighth Judicial District: Appanoose, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee (North and South), Louisa, Mahaska, Monroe, Poweshiek, Van Buren, Wapello and Washington. The District provides all correctional services through a variety of supervisory and specialized treatment programs. In addition, the District maintains two residential correctional facilities in Burlington and Ottumwa, respectively.

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 OfficeMonroe County Probation and Parole OfficeVan Buren County Probation and Parole OfficeDavis 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

Board of Directors


Richard C. Reed, Board Chair

Executive Committee

Board of Supervisors

Jefferson County Courthouse

Fairfield, IA 52556 (641) 472-2851


Neal Smith

Board of Supervisors

Appanoose County Courthouse

Centerville, IA 52544 (641) 856-5512


Dale Taylor

Executive Committee

Board of Supervisors

Davis County Courthouse

Bloomfield, IA 52537 (641) 664-2344


Jim Cary

Board of Supervisors

Des Moines County Courthouse

Burlington, IA 52601 (319) 753-8282


Gary See

Board of Supervisors

Henry County Courthouse

Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641 (319) 385-0759


Michael Berg

Executive Committee

Board of Supervisors

Keokuk County Courthouse

Sigourney, IA 52591 (641) 622-2902


Ron Fedler

Lee County Board of Supervisors

PO Box 488

Ft. Madison, IA 52627 (319) 372-6557


Chris Ball

Board of Supervisors

Louisa County Courthouse

Wapello, IA 52653 (319) 523-3372


Mark Doland

Board of Supervisors

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, IA 52577 (641) 673-3469


John Hughes

Board of Supervisors

Monroe County Courthouse

Albia, IA 52531 (641) 932-7706


Larry Wilson

Board of Supervisors

Poweshiek County Courthouse

Montezuma, IA 50171 (641) 623-5723


Robert Waugh

Board of Supervisors

Van Buren County Courthouse

Keosauqua, IA 52565 (319) 293-3129


Jerry Parker

Wapello County Board of Supervisors

215 North Court

Ottumwa, IA 52501 (641) 683-4630


Jack Seward, Jr.

Board of Supervisors

Washington County Courthouse

Washington, IA 52353 (319) 653-7712


Judiciary Members:


Paul DeGeest

Mahaska County Sheriff

Mahaska County Law Center

Oskaloosa, IA 52577 (641) 673-4322


Myron Gookin, Judge

Executive Committee

Jefferson County Courthouse

Fairfield, IA 52556


Citizen Members:


Laurie Schooley

Bloomfield, IA 52537


Pastor Richard Dutzer

Burlington, IA 52601


Employee Spotlight



Employee Spotlight









Lisa Houk

Lisa Houk joined the Eighth District 11 years ago as a part-time residential officer and was promoted to a full-time position the following year. In addition to her regular duties at the Ottumwa Residential Facility, Lisa serves as a strategic threat group officer and an SVP trainer. Lisa is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy where she was a shore patrol officer at the Naval Station Great Lakes and a secretary for the Great Lakes police department. Lisa also served a three-year tour as a communications specialist at the Naval Air Station Keflavik in Iceland. Lisa lives in Ottumwa with her husband, Don. She enjoys her horse, motorcycle riding, and making jewelry in her spare time.



Ottumwa Residential FacilityLeadership TeamBurlington Resource TeamHigh Risk UnitIowa Domestic Abuse ProgramMental Health Supervision ProgramProbation and ParoleFt. Madison Drug CourtOttumwa Drug CourtSex Offender Treatment ProgramOttumwa Resource TeamResidential Food ServicesBurlington Residential FacilityBoard of Directors