Iowa State Penitentiary Iowa Prison Staffing a Concern By Jason Parrott • Feb 5, 2015 Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio A southeast Iowa lawmaker wants the issue of prison staffing to gain more attention in Des Moines. Iowa Lawmakers Investigating Prison Delay By Jason Parrott • Jan 25, 2015 Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio Members of the Iowa Legislature spent hours touring the current and future Iowa State Penitentiaries in Ft. Madison on Friday. They did so as part of their inquiry into why the new $130-million dollar complex remains empty. Graduation at Iowa State Penitentiary By Jason Parrott • Dec 23, 2014 Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio Ten inmates in the Iowa State Penitentiary can now call themselves high school graduates following a ceremony Dec. 19. Prison Inmates Relocated in Fort Madison By Jason Parrott • Oct 16, 2014 The Iowa Department of Corrections relocated 172 inmates from one portion of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison to another unit. Visitation Halted at Iowa State Penitentiary By Jason Parrott • May 22, 2014 Visitors will not be allowed to see inmates in the maximum security portion of the Iowa State Penitentiary until further notice. Another Assault on ISP Employee By Jason Parrott • May 19, 2014 The Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on “restricted movement” following the assault of an unidentified male prison employee at about 7:15 A.M. on Monday, May 19. New Iowa State Pen Could Open in April By Jason Parrott • Mar 4, 2014 Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio Crews are trying to make up for lost time at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. IA DOC : Prison Staffing Adequate By Jason Parrott • Nov 1, 2013 The Iowa Department of Corrections is confident that staffing levels will not be an issue at the new Iowa State Penitentiary. New Iowa State Penitentiary “Opens” By Jason Parrott • Oct 30, 2013 You could say Wednesday’s “Grand Opening” of the new Iowa State Penitentiary was a once in a lifetime experience. That’s because the current maximum security prison was built nearly 175 years ago, when Iowa was still a territory. Fort Madison Could Acquire Prison By Jason Parrott • Oct 25, 2013 A southeast Iowa landmark could soon have a new owner. IA Lawmakers Want CCU to Stay Open By Jason Parrott • Mar 15, 2013 A small group of Iowa legislators are still working to keep one component of the soon-to-be former Iowa State Penitentiary open. Escaped Inmate Captured By Jason Parrott • Sep 19, 2012 The Iowa Department of Corrections says the man who escaped from a prison work crew in Keokuk on Monday is back in custody.