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

    Sunday Jan 25 | 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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  2. Inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary dies of natural causesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | 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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  3. FM prison inmate diesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | 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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  4. Man convicted of killing Cedar Rapids Police Officer dies in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | 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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  5. Convicted cop killer dies in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... call in 1984. According to a spokesman for the Department of Corrections, Berg died on Sunday at the Iowa State Penitentiary on January 4; medical staff determined he was dead at 3:15, after he was unconscious and without a heartbeat in his living ...

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  6. Iowa court tosses contraband charge against inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | KCRG

    ... t point at trial. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Halvorson is currently serving time at the Iowa State Penitentiary and is due out in July.

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  7. Possibilities for prisonRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    Nobody knows for certain what the future holds for the Iowa State Penitentiary, but discussions are taking place to preserve ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook. 2. Comments containing words in Facebook's blacklist will be held for moderation.

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  8. Oscar-Nominated Film on Prison Hospice Receives CSWE 2014 Audience Choice AwardRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | PressReleasePoint

    Edgar Barens, visiting media specialist in the Jane Addams College of Social Work's Addams Center for Social Policy and Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the recipient of the CSWE 2014 Audience Choice Award for his film Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall . The film, an Oscar nominee, portrays the care by fellow prisoners for World War II veteran Jack Hall, a terminally ill prisoner in the Iowa State Penitentiary.

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  9. Lawsuit Could be Filed Over New PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | WHO-TV

    The Iowa Department of Corrections is still waiting to move prisoners into its new state-of-the-art prison and now a lawsuit could be coming. The new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison was supposed to open this spring.

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  10. Delays continue for state penitentiaryRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    A long-delayed new Iowa State Penitentiary still does not have a scheduled opening date, the director of the Iowa Department of ...

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  11. More Read the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    The director of the Iowa Department of Corrections says he still doesn't know when a long-delayed new Iowa State Penitentiary will open. Director John Baldwin says Friday that the Fort Madison prison - which has been held up by construction problems - is waiting for a certification that will help determine if fixes are needed to the smoke detection system.

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  12. Inmate dies of natural causesRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    An inmate assigned to the Iowa State Penitentiary has died. Jimmy Edward Gordon, 76, died Wednesday at the prison's medical ...

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  13. Report: Iowa prison population set to grow 39 percent by 2024Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2011 | KCRG

    ... under court-ordered consent decrees before 1996, including one that limited the population at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison to 550 inmates as part of a 'conditions of confinement' challenge. The issue of a court-ordered 'depopulation' ...

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  14. Branstad aides waited to reveal 2nd prison problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    Gov. Terry Branstad's administration waited for weeks to announce a second construction problem at the long-delayed new Iowa State Penitentiary. Records suggest that Branstad aides saw the $165.5 million maximum-security prison in Fort Madison as a potential issue as he prepared for re-election.

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  15. Branstad aides waited to reveal 2nd prison problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | WKBT

    Gov. Terry Branstad's administration waited for weeks to announce a second construction problem at the long-delayed new Iowa State Penitentiary. Records suggest that Branstad aides saw the $165.5 million maximum-security prison in Fort Madison as a potential issue as he prepared for re-election.

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

    Oct 21, 2014 | 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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  17. Across the Region: Oct. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | 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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  18. Inmates moved to Clinical Care UnitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | 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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  19. Iowa minimum-security inmates move to lockup unitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | 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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  20. Inmates in minimum security prison move to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | 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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