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

    Tuesday | 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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  2. City officials consider plan for gun range in KeokukRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | 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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  3. Across the Region: April 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 3 | Minnesota Lawyer

    ... time for security reasons. The new $132 million prison was built about a mile north of the current Iowa State Penitentiary in the southeast corner of the state. It has 800 beds, which is 250 more than the current facility. Bowker said the move of ...

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  4. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 2 | WHO-AM Des Moines

    Rebecca Bowker with the Iowa State Penitentiary says a lot of the furniture is now in place, and staff have begun to move in non-essential files.

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  5. New Iowa prison nearly ready for prisonersRead the original story

    Monday Mar 31 | Home

    ... time for security reasons. The new $132 million prison was built about a mile north of the current Iowa State Penitentiary. It has 800 beds, which 250 more than the current facility. The current Iowa State Penitentiary was built in 1839 and is the ...

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  6. Moving day gets closerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 30 | Hawk Eye

    ... Eye The northeast tower is one of three towers on the perimeter of the electrical fence at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. The new site is on 90 acres and has 45 acres inside the secure perimeter. Prisoners will be transferred to ...

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  7. Grand Haven program to feature screening of prison documentary,...Read the original story

    Oct 4, 2012 | MLive.com

    ... the film's website, the film draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary and provides an account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken lives of the incarcerated. ...

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  8. Montgomery honors Oscar-nominated residentRead the original story

    Monday Mar 24 | Oswego Ledger-Sentinel

    ... Jack Hall, a World War II veteran and former prisoner of war, who was serving a life sentence in Iowa State Penitentiary for murdering an alleged drug dealer in the 1980s. As his health worsened, Hall was moved into one of two hospice beds at the ...

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  9. Inmate Dies: Waterloo Cop Killer Passes AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 19 | WHO-TV

    ... officers in the 1980's has died. The 60-year-old had been transferred to the hospital from the Iowa State Penitentiary where he was serving two life sentences for the murders of officers Wayne Rice and Michael Hoing in July, 1981. "I'm not the type ...

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  10. Inmate serving life for officers' deaths has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 19 | WKBT

    ... from an aortic aneurism, authorities said. He had been transferred to the hospital from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Taylor, whose nickname was "T-Bone," was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and received two life ...

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  11. After 39 years, Iowa inmate inches toward freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2014 | WTVF Nashville

    ... had been exemplary. He noted that Williams helped peacefully end a 1979 situation in which another Iowa State Penitentiary inmate had taken two guards hostage at knifepoint. Williams has also mentored scores of inmates, encouraging them to stay ...

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  12. Inmate Dies: Waterloo Cop Killer Passes AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 19 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... officers in the 1980's has died. The 60-year-old had been transferred to the hospital from the Iowa State Penitentiary where he was serving two life sentences for the murders of officers Wayne Rice and Michael Hoing in July, 1981. "I'm not the type ...

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  13. Hbo to Debut Documentary Prison Terminal: the Last Days of Private Jack Hall, 3/31Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 18 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Short Subject, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall goes behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary, one of America's oldest maximum-security prisons, to tell the story of a terminally ill World War II veteran serving a life ...

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  14. Inmate inches toward freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2014 | The Des Moines Register

    ... had been exemplary. He noted that Williams helped peacefully end a 1979 situation in which another Iowa State Penitentiary inmate had taken two guards hostage at knifepoint. Williams has also mentored scores of inmates, encouraging them to stay ...

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  15. Oswego Graduate's HBO Documentary Gets an Oscar NodRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2014 | Patch.com

    ... who care for him," according to the film's website. The film was shot over a six-month period at Iowa State Penitentiary. Variety critic Peter Debruge writes that the film, "humanely reveals how an Iowa inmate incarcerated for life spends his final ...

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  16. Fox Valley filmmaker favored to bring home OscarRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2014 | The Beacon-News

    ... Terminal," which focuses on a decorated World War II veteran dying inside the prison walls at Iowa State Penitentiary, and the group of hospice volunteers, prisoners themselves, caring for him in his final days. Aurora-born Barens, who trained with ...

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  17. Hospice at the OscarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2014 | Psychology Today

    ... access for a year. The award-winning Chicago filmmaker focused on a murderer's 14 days in the Iowa State Penitentiary's hospice, where his caregivers also were felons. A one-time segregationist, Jack Hall was given sponge baths at the end of his ...

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  18. Roses and Thistles: These graduates earned a degree in compassionRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2014 | The Des Moines Register

    Iowa State Penitentiary who are volunteering to provide hospice care to fellow inmates. Eleven inmates recently graduated from a training program by Lee County Hospice to work in the prison's hospice unit. The ...

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  19. Byod: Bring Your Own Doc - Episode 128: "Facing Fear"...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2014 | Film Threat

    ... who care for him. The film draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary and provides a fascinating and often poignant account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken ...

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  20. Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2014 open in Los AngelesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... focuses both on the terminally ill Jack Hall, a man serving a life sentence for murder in the Iowa State Penitentiary and the volunteer inmates who care for him in the prison's hospice program. ShortsHD in partnership with Magnolia Pictures is ...

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