Iowa State Penitentiary

Ten Receive Equivalency Diplomas
8:13 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Graduation at Iowa State Penitentiary

Jose Jaramillo (front-right) and Shamaur Sims (2nd-center) stand during the graduation ceremony at the Iowa State Penitentiary.
Credit 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.

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Minimum Security Moved
7:11 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Prison Inmates Relocated in Fort Madison

172 minimum security inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary were transferred from the John Bennett facility (upper right) to the Clinical Care Unit (bottom left) Tuesday morning.

The Iowa Department of Corrections relocated 172 inmates from one portion of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison to another unit.

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Prison on "Restricted Movement"
4:18 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Visitation Halted at Iowa State Penitentiary

Visitors will not be allowed to see inmates in the maximum security portion of the Iowa State Penitentiary until further notice.

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Prison on "Restricted Movement"
10:34 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Another Assault on ISP Employee

Iowa State Penitentiary

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.

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Construction Delays Inmate Transfer
5:12 am
Tue March 4, 2014

New Iowa State Pen Could Open in April

Inside the new Iowa State Penitentiary
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Crews are trying to make up for lost time at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

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Review Anticipated in 6-12 Months
9:27 am
Fri November 1, 2013

IA DOC : Prison Staffing Adequate

The Iowa Department of Corrections is confident that staffing levels will not be an issue at the new Iowa State Penitentiary.

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Officially Opens this Spring
11:59 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Iowa State Penitentiary “Opens”

The ribbon-cutting for the "Grand Opening" of the new Iowa State Penitentiary

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.

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Considering In-City Hunting
7:15 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Fort Madison Could Acquire Prison

Iowa State Penitentiary

A southeast Iowa landmark could soon have a new owner.

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Want Governor to Change Mind on Prison
6:18 am
Fri March 15, 2013

IA Lawmakers Want CCU to Stay Open

A small group of Iowa legislators are still working to keep one component of the soon-to-be former Iowa State Penitentiary open.

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Made it to SE Missouri
2:31 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Escaped Inmate Captured

The Iowa DOC says Steven Adcock is back in custody after a short pursuit in southeast Missouri.

The Iowa Department of Corrections says the man who escaped from a prison work crew in Keokuk on Monday is back in custody.

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