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  1. Iowa State Penitentiary to Open in the FallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 8 | WHO-TV

    In April, it came to light that the new geothermal heating and cooling system at the Fort Madison facility wasn't working correctly. The $132-million prison was built about a mile north of the current penitentiary. It will have 800 beds, which is 250 more than the old facility.

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  2. Across the Region: June 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2014 | Minnesota Lawyer

    ... to delay the opening of Iowa's $132 million maximum-security prison in Fort Madison. The new Iowa State Penitentiary was expected to be occupied in March by 550 inmates, but state officials said the improperly designed heating and cooling system had ...

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  3. Geothermal system problems delay new Iowa ...Read the original story

    Jun 17, 2014 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... to delay the opening of Iowa's $132 million maximum-security prison in Fort Madison. The new Iowa State Penitentiary was expected to be occupied in March by 550 inmates, but The Des Moines Register reported today that state officials said the ...

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  4. System Problems Delaying Iowa Prison OpeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2014 | KCRG

    Diann Wilder-Tomlinson deputy director of the dept. of Corrections for the western half of Iowa talks with Iowa Board of Corrections member Nancy Turner during a tour of the new Iowa State Penitentiary on Friday, July 13, 2012, in Fort Madison, Iowa.

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  5. Oscar nominee from Oswego sees 'beautiful people' in prisonsRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2014 | Daily Herald

    ... firsthand. For "Prison Terminal," he spent six months of 12-hour days observing or filming in the Iowa State Penitentiary, where he met inmate Pvt. Jack Hall. The curmudgeonly, 82-year-old World War II prisoner of war was dying of a heart ailment ...

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  6. Staff member assaulted at Iowa State PenitentiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2014 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    According to a news release from the Iowa Department of Corrections, a staff member ordered some inmates to move away from a restricted yard area at around 7:15 a.m.

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  7. News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated PressRead the original story

    May 21, 2014 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    Officials say an Iowa State Penitentiary employee has been assaulted by a prison inmate.

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  8. Officer attacked at state prisonRead the original story

    May 20, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    A week after several staff members at the Iowa State Penitentiary were assaulted by an inmate, another staff member was assau ...

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  9. Staff member assaulted at Iowa State PenitentiaryRead the original story

    May 19, 2014 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    A staff member was assaulted at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison Monday morning.

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  10. Officials: Inmate assaulted staffer at Iowa prisonRead the original story

    May 14, 2014 | Home

    Officials say several staffers at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison required medical attention after an inmate allegedly attacked one of them.

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  11. Officials: Inmate Assaulted Staffer at Ft. Madison PenitentiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2014 | KCRG

    Officials say several staffers at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison required medical attention after an inmate allegedly attacked one of them.

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  12. Alliant Wins Approval for Mount Vernon Road SE Substation Over Neighbors' ObjectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2014 | KCRG

    ... with anti-climb wire around the substation would make him feel like he lived next door to the Iowa State Penitentiary at Fort Madison. Doris Ackerman, of 1955 Fifth Ave. SE and a local Realtor, said the substation would harm property values of homes ...

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  13. This American Life ... and death: Superb shows about hospiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2014 | McKnightsonline.com

    ... is a testament to a very different type of caregiver: the prisoners who staff the hospice at the Iowa State Penitentiary. The hospice program in Iowa launched in 2006, thanks to the efforts of Marilyn Sales, RN. She has practiced in correctional ...

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  14. Residents React to Fort Madison Prison DelaysRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2014 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    Plans to transfer hundreds of inmates from the Iowa State Penitentiary, the oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi River, to a newly built prison are postponed again.

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  15. Problem With New Iowa State Pen Delays Closing Of 1839 FacilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2014 | WOWT-TV Omaha

    The Iowa Department of Corrections is delaying plans to close the 175-year-old Iowa State Penitentiary after discovering problems in the heating and cooling system in its $132 million replacement.

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  16. Plans to move inmates to new prison delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2014 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Plans to transfer hundreds of maximum security prisoners from the Iowa State Penitentiary have been delayed after problems with the heating and cooling system at the new facility have been discovered.

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  17. Iowa delays plan to move inmates out of old prisonRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2014 | WOI-TV West Des Moines

    The Iowa Department of Corrections is delaying plans to close the 175-year-old Iowa State Penitentiary after discovering problems in the heating and cooling system in its $132 million replacement.

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  18. Problems Prevent State from Closing Fort Madison PenitentiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2011 | KCRG

    The Iowa Department of Corrections is delaying plans to close the 175-year-old Iowa State Penitentiary after discovering problems in the heating and cooling system in its $132 million replacement.

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  19. Fort Madison's brand-new prison is almost completeRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2014 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    The new Iowa State Penitentiary is almost ready to be occupied. The 44 acre prison is currently in the last stages of construction.

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  20. City officials consider plan for gun range in KeokukRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2014 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    ... an ideal lot area for a firing range." Currently, the Keokuk Police Department sends officers to the Iowa State Penitentiary to re-certify their firearms. But sending officers out of town several times a year for training is too expensive. "It would ...

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