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.
Ten inmates in the Iowa State Penitentiary can now call themselves high school graduates following a ceremony Dec. 19.
The Iowa Department of Corrections relocated 172 inmates from one portion of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison to another unit.
Visitors will not be allowed to see inmates in the maximum security portion of the Iowa State Penitentiary until further notice.
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.
Crews are trying to make up for lost time at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.
The Iowa Department of Corrections is confident that staffing levels will not be an issue at 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.
A southeast Iowa landmark could soon have a new owner.
A small group of Iowa legislators are still working to keep one component of the soon-to-be former Iowa State Penitentiary open.