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  1. Official: Contractor wants $20 million for empty Iowa prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    ... the Iowa Department of Corrections confirmed that an often-cited $132 million cost for the empty Iowa State Penitentiary was inaccurate, and that the price tag had risen to $166 million. Rep. Clel Baudler, a Greenfield Republican, tells the Des ...

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  2. Official: Contractor wants $20 million more for empty prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... the Iowa Department of Corrections confirmed that an often-cited $132 million cost for the empty Iowa State Penitentiary was inaccurate, and that the price tag had risen to $166 million. Rep. Clel Baudler, a Greenfield Republican, tells the Des ...

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  3. Official: Contractor wants $20 million for empty Iowa prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | KCRG

    Inside a cell at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison on Friday, January 23, 2015. A seating area with a television in a cell block at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison on Friday, January 23, 2015.

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  4. More Questions than Answers After Fort Madison Prison HearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | WHO-TV

    More than a year after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, the facility remains unopened and construction costs continue to rise. Phipps told the committee the delay is currently due to a failed smoke evacuation system.

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  5. Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapersRead the original story

    Monday Feb 16 | Washington Times

    Gov. Terry Branstad beamed as Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds snipped the ribbon on a new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

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  6. $7M fix for ISPRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Hawk Eye

    ... Module is being upgraded. At least $7 million in repairs will be necessary to open the still-vacant Iowa State Penitentiary, state officials said. In a memo to state ... John Gaines/The Hawk Eye A block of cells in Housing Unit One remains empty ...

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  7. Officials: Repairs at Fort Madison prison to cost $7 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... 5.5 million. The prison in Fort Madison was scheduled to open last March to house inmates at the old Iowa State Penitentiary, located a mile away. But construction issues have delayed the prison's opening.

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  8. Repairs at Fort Madison Prison to Cost $7 ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    _ STATE OFFICIALS SAY REPAIRS AT THE VACANT IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY ARE EXPECTED TO COST AN ADDITIONAL $7 MILLION. IN A MEMO TO STATE LAWMAKERS LAST WEEK, THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SAYS THE COST TO FIX A FAULTY HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM IS ...

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  9. 'Sleeping jewel' waits to reawakenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | Hawk Eye

    ... ohn Gaines/The Hawk Eye The archway on a door shows the unique construction in the oldest section of Iowa State Penitentiary, which was built in 1839 in Fort Madison.

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  10. Court throws out man's kidnapping conviction, ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... despicable act and showed no remorse. Robinson, a former factory worker who is now an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, has maintained his innocence and accused the woman of lying about the assault. "It is extremely good news," ...

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  11. Branstad appoints acting Iowa corrections chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Daily Herald

    ... eastern region. Baldwin appeared before lawmakers earlier this week to discuss the long-delayed Iowa State Penitentiary. Baldwin said he doesn't know when the facility will open, noting officials are studying a potential solution to a faulty smoke ...

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  12. Governor names acting Department of Correc...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    ... EASTERN REGION. BALDWIN APPEARED BEFORE LAWMAKERS EARLIER THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS THE LONG-DELAYED IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY. BALDWIN SAID HE DOESN'T KNOW WHEN THE FACILITY WILL OPEN, NOTING OFFICIALS ARE STUDYING A POTENTIAL SOLUTION TO A FAULTY SMOKE ...

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  13. Timeline for ISP to open is unclearRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | Hawk Eye

    There's no clear timeline for when the long-delayed Iowa State Penitentiary will open, the head of Iowa's corrections departmen ...

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  14. No clear opening date for new prisonRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Messenger

    The head of Iowa's corrections department said he still doesn't know when the long-delayed Iowa State Penitentiary will open. Director John Baldwin told House lawmakers Wednesday in a government oversight committee that officials are studying a potential solution to a faulty smoke control system.

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  15. Official: No clear opening date for Fort Madison prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Home

    The head of Iowa's corrections department says he still doesn't know when the long-delayed Iowa State Penitentiary will open. Director John Baldwin told House lawmakers Wednesday in a government oversight committee that officials are studying a potential solution to a faulty smoke control system.

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  16. No clear opening date for Iowa's new prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | KSFY

    The head of Iowa's corrections department says he still doesn't know when the long-delayed Iowa State Penitentiary will open. Director John Baldwin told House lawmakers Wednesday in a government oversight committee that officials are studying a potential solution to a faulty smoke control system.

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  17. State lawmakers tour penitentiary in limboRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    A cell block at the new Iowa State Penitentiary as seen during a tour for Iowa legislators Friday in Fort Madison.

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  18. Inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary dies of natural causesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Home

    An inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary has died of natural causes. The state Department of Corrections says 76-year-old Leonard Eugene Berg was found unresponsive Sunday during a routine check of his living unit.

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  19. FM prison inmate diesRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    An inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary has died of natural causes. The state Department of Corrections said Leonard Eugene ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook.

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  20. Man convicted of killing Cedar Rapids Police Officer dies in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | KCRG

    Iowa Correctional officials announced the death of Leonard Eugene Berg, 76, on Monday. Authorities said Berg, who was assigned to the Iowa State Penitentiary, was discovered unresponsive with no heartbeat or breathing during a routine bed check.

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