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  1. UIC to screen Academy Award-nominated 'Prison Terminal'Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... care for him. "Prison Terminal" draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of Iowa State Penitentiary and provides an account of how the hospice experience can touch even the lives of the incarcerated. It was nominated for an ...

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  2. Across the Region: Oct. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Minnesota Lawyer

    ... and pay for her counseling. More than 170 minimum-security inmates at the John Bennett Unit at the Iowa State Penitentiary complex packed their belongings and boarded buses last week. Their destination: 400 yards down the road to their new home, the ...

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  3. Inmates moved to Clinical Care UnitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Hawk Eye

    It wasn't the move Fort Madison has been anxiously anticipating, but residents of the historic prison town said they'll take ... Ryan J. Foley/Associated Press Minimum-security inmates walk to a waiting bus outside the John Bennett Unit at the Iowa State Penitentiary Tuesday in Fort Madison. The Iowa Department of Corrections has decided to close the 51-year-old John Bennett Unit to inmates and transfer more than 100 inmates to the remodeled Clinical Care Unit.

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  4. Iowa minimum-security inmates move to lockup unitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    Inmates in a minimum-security prison at the Iowa State Penitentiary complex are moving down the road to a unit originally designed for the state's most dangerous offenders. More than 170 inmates from the John Bennett Unit in Fort Madison boarded buses Tuesday for a 400-yard move to the Clinical Care Unit, built in 2001 at a cost of $26 million to house maximum-security offenders with mental health and behavioral problems.

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  5. Inmates in minimum security prison move to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    _ INMATES IN A MINIMUM-SECURITY PRISON AT THE IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY COMPLEX ARE MOVING DOWN THE ROAD TO A UNIT ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR THE STATE'S MOST DANGEROUS OFFENDERS. MORE THAN 170 INMATES FROM THE JOHN BENNETT UNIT IN FORT MADISON BOARDED ...

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  6. Prison guard says graphic films incited...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | SFGate

    ... in a men's prison and she should "expect that someone would want to rape you." "In some ways the Iowa State Penitentiary is still acting like it's 1979," Fiedler told the jury. "These are things you just don't hear anymore." No taxpayer dollars were ...

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  7. Smoke control system fails at Iowa prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS SAID WEDNESDAY THAT THE SMOKE CONTROL SYSTEM INSIDE INMATES' HOUSING UNITS AT THE NEW IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY IN FORT MADISON FAILED DURING A JULY TEST. OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE FOUND A TEMPORARY FIX, AND THE SYSTEM PASSED A RECENT TEST.

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  8. Female prison guard harassment case goes to juryRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 9 | Washington Times

    ... sexually graphic movies, which she says encouraged them to harass her. She says supervisors at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison allowed harassment by inmates and co-workers. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Tyler Smith, representing the ...

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  9. Iowa's new prison also had flaws in smoke systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Home

    The Iowa Department of Corrections is disclosing more construction problems at the new $132 million maximum-security prison, which has been delayed for months. The department said Wednesday that a July 29 test at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison found that the smoke control system was not up to code.

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  10. New Iowa prison up to code, inmate move-in date coming soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    The Iowa Department of Corrections reports that an internal test of the smoke control system took place at the new Iowa State Penitentiary on July 29, 2014. The results of the test required follow-up with the State Fire Marshal Division , the Department of Administrative Services , Venture Architects, the architectural and engineering firm Shive-Hattery, the general contractor Walsh Construction and the construction manager Taylor Ohde Kitchell to achieve code compliance for occupancy, according to the release.

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  11. Jurors to see Iowa prison's graphic films at trialRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    An Iowa prison's practice of showing male inmates sexually graphic movies will be at issue in a trial starting next week, during which a female officer will argue it caused them to harass and threaten her. Kristine Sink argues that superiors at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison and the Department of Corrections dismissed her complaints about the sexual and violent content for years.

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  12. From Naperville and beyondRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | Naperville Sun

    ... tells the story of the final six months of inmate Jack Hall while in the inmate-run hospice at Iowa State Penitentiary. Directed by Montgomery resident Edgar Barens, the film is nominated for best documentary. Fifty-year-old filmmaker Jake Klein ...

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  13. Photo negatives create snapshot of prison's pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | USA Today

    ... been restoring and digitizing glass plate mug shots, dating back to the late 19th century, from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. David Scrivner / Iowa City Press-Citizen Mark Fullenkamp grew up in Fort Madison, where the old stone prison ...

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  14. Repairs still not finished at new Iowa prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | Home

    Repairs are still not done at the new Fort Madison prison built to house 800 inmates in maximum security, and there is no timetable for when they'll occupy their new cells. The new, $132 million Iowa State Penitentiary was expected to be occupied in March, but officials said the geothermal heating and cooling system was improperly designed and didn't work as planned.

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  15. Two Iowa prison inmates sue over religious issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    ... Michael Williams-El and James Blair-Bey, sued prison officials in 2012 when they were at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Magistrate Judge Thomas Shields says in a Tuesday ruling federal law requires the men to be able to participate in ...

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  16. Two Iowa prison inmates sue over religious issuesRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 | The Messenger

    ... federal judge ruled. Michael Williams-El and James Blair-Bey sued prison officials in 2012 from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Both men are serving life prison sentences for first-degree murder. Blair, 54, was sentenced in December ...

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  17. Judge rules in religious issues case brought by two Fort Madison inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | KCRG

    ... Michael Williams-El and James Blair-Bey, sued prison officials in 2012 when they were at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Magistrate Judge Thomas Shields says in a Tuesday ruling federal law requires the men to be able to participate in ...

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  18. 2 Iowa prison inmates sue over religious issuesRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... Michael Williams-El and James Blair-Bey, sued prison officials in 2012 when they were at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Magistrate Judge Thomas Shields says in a Tuesday ruling federal law requires the men to be able to participate in ...

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  19. WALLS v. TADMANRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2014 | FindLaw

    Vincent Fitzgerald WALLS, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Dave TADMAN, Unit Manager Iowa State Penitentiary; Randy Van Wye; Bill Sperfslage, Deputy Warden at Iowa State Penitentiary; Deb Nichols, Security Director at Iowa State Penitentiary; Nick Ludwick, Warden at Iowa State Penitentiary; Brent Gansey; Greg Colvin, Activity specialist at Iowa State ... (more)

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

    Jul 8, 2014 | 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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