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  1. Kick-starting prison's second lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Hawk Eye

    ... 501(c)(3) organization to oversee the project. Its goal is to preserve and repurpose the current Iowa State Penitentiary facility, likely for tourism and education. John Gaines/The Hawk Eye Iowa State Penitentiary's first cell block was built in ...

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  2. Iowa State Penitentiary placed on restricted movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    Following a receipt of information of a possible security breach Wednesday morning, the Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on restricted movement.

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  3. Iowa State Penitentiary placed on restricted movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    Following a receipt of information of a possible security breach Wednesday morning, the Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on restricted movement.

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  4. Iowa will pay $7M more to contractor to resolve prison disputeRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | Hawk Eye

    ... oard voted Monday to approve the settlement with Walsh Construction to avoid litigation over the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

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  5. Iowa to pay contractor $7M more to resolve prison disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The Miami Herald

    In this Jan, 19, 2012 file photo is a view of a cell pod at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa. The State Appeals Board voted, Monday, May 4, 2015, to approve the settlement to pay $7 million more to the general contractor to resolve a dispute over the delayed opening of the new prison.

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  6. Experimental Scurvy in ManRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | CiteULike

    Six apparently healthy men from the Iowa State Penitentiary volunteered for metabolic studies of human scurvy. They were hospitalized on the metabolic ward and given a diet totally devoid of vitamin C but adequate in all other essential nutrients.

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  7. Prison may open in late summer or early autumnRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    ... vernment Oversight Committee, told lawmakers that the new timetable for opening the maximum-security Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison comes from the state Department of Corrections.

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  8. Legislators Don't Anticipate Additional Costs While Fixing Iowa State PenitentiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | WHO-TV

    The prison's opening has been delayed due to several infrastructure problems. The long list of issues initially included the geothermal heating system, but legislators say that has now been fixed.

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  9. How friendly is too friendly?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    ... Department of Corrections director John Baldwin talks with the media during a 2013 tour of the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. As Iowa's $166 million project to build a new prison faced setback after setback, Baldwin had nothing but ...

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  10. Emails show cozy relationship between corrections chief, consultantRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    ... Iowa Department of Corrections director John Baldwin talks with the media during a tour of the new Iowa State Penitentiary Oct. 29, 2013 in Fort Madison. As Iowa's $166 million project to build a new prison faced setback after setback, Baldwin ...

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  11. Air flow problem may further delay use of new Fort Madison prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | KCRG

    Deputy Warden Mark Roberts , Iowa Representative Bobby Kaufmann , and Iowa Senator Kevin Kinney talk during a tour for Iowa legislators at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison on Friday, January 23, 2015. DES MOINES - The discovery of yet another problem threatens to further delay the opening of a maximum-security prison at Fort Madison and make the Legislature's budget process even harder, according to lawmakers looking into issues surrounding the prison construction.

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  12. Document set ISP occupancy dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    FREE live streaming of the Notre Dame Nikes Semifinal State Basketball game on our home page at 8:30 PM today! Don't miss the action! IOWA CITY - Iowa's new, empty prison for male offenders wasn't expected to be fully operational until fall 2015, even before workers discovered the latest delay-causing design problem, a state contract document shows. An extension signed by the Department of Corrections with a key contractor in June 2014 said occupancy for the $166 million maximum-security Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison would be "completed in the fall of 2015."

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  13. Document listed fall 2015 occupancy date for new Iowa prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Iowa's new, empty prison for male offenders wasn't expected to be fully operational until fall 2015, even before workers discovered the latest delay-causing design problem, a state contract document shows. An extension signed by the Department of Corrections with a key contractor in June 2014 said occupancy for the $166 million maximum-security Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison would be "completed in the fall of 2015."

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  14. Report: New prison wasn't expected fully operational until fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    A public record shows that Iowa's new prison for male offenders wasn't expected to be fully operational until fall 2015 even before workers discovered the latest delay-causing problem. An extension signed by the Department of Corrections with a contractor in June 2014 said that occupancy of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison would be "completed in the fall of 2015."

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  15. Document Listed Fall 2015 Occupancy Date f...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    A PUBLIC RECORD SHOWS THAT IOWA'S NEW PRISON FOR MALE OFFENDERS WASN'T EXPECTED TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL UNTIL FALL 2015 EVEN BEFORE WORKERS DISCOVERED THE LATEST DELAY-CAUSING PROBLEM. AN EXTENSION SIGNED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WITH A CONTRACTOR IN JUNE 2014 SAID THAT OCCUPANCY OF THE IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY IN FORT MADISON WOULD BE ``COMPLETED IN THE FALL OF 2015.'

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  16. Keokuk man faces meth and marijuana chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    ... Attorney's Office, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Keokuk Police Department and the Iowa State Penitentiary K-9 Unit.

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  17. Keokuk man faces meth and marijuana chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    ... Attorney's Office, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Keokuk Police Department and the Iowa State Penitentiary K-9 Unit.

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  18. Iowan convicted of 1979 kidnapping and abu...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    THE IOWA CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT SAYS ROBERT PADGETT DIED TUESDAY OF NATURAL CAUSES STEMMING FROM DEMENTIA. HE'D BEEN HOUSED AT THE IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY HOSPICE CARE UNIT.

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  19. Man convicted of kidnapping girl in 1979 diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... says Robert Padgett died Tuesday of natural causes stemming from dementia. He'd been housed at the Iowa State Penitentiary Hospice Care Unit. Padgett was a convicted sex offender who'd been released from prison in April 1978 when he kidnapped the ...

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  20. Officials, residents discuss repurposing FM prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Members of the Fort Madison community gave their input on what to do with the old Iowa State Penitentiary building during a F ... John Gaines/The Hawk Eye Shown are the towers of the cell blocks at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, which were built in 1911. Officials met Wednesday to discuss possible reuses for the prison when inmates are relocated to a new facility.

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