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  1. Voices: Shining a spotlight on unequal justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | USA Today

    ... the Des Moines Register and thrilled to snag an assignment for the Sunday newspaper. Convicts at the Iowa State Penitentiary had taken Voices: Shining a spotlight on unequal justice Over 40 years, the memory has not dimmed. I was a neophyte reporter ...

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  2. Florissant man found under bed after robbing, shooting womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    ... was arrested by the Illinois State Police just south of Geneseo, Illinois, after escaping from the Iowa State Penitentiary. Christopher Harris is charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer, Obstructing Justice, Reckless ...

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  3. Underwear lifter: 5 craziest crimes of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | USA Today

    ... was wearing. 4. Prison break was so 'ingenious' that it impressed Iowa's governor: The A-Pod unit at Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison is notoriously secure - the maximum-security inmates there are confined to cells 23 hours per day and are ...

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  4. Family fears retaliation after accused killer freedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    ... was arrested by the Illinois State Police just south of Geneseo, Illinois, after escaping from the Iowa State Penitentiary. Christopher Harris is charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer, Obstructing Justice, Reckless ...

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  5. Escaped Inmate Had 'History of Violence'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    SECURITY PRISON. PRISON RECORDS OBTAINED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNDERSCORE THE SAFETY RISK POSED BY CONVICTED ARMED ROBBER JUSTIN KESTNER, WHO ESCAPED FROM THE IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY EARLY SUNDAY.

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  6. Escaped inmate has violent historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Hawk Eye

    An Iowa inmate repeatedly fought with correctional officers and destroyed property in the weeks before escaping from a maximum-security unit, where he had been transferred as punishment, according to records obtained by the Associated Press. Convicted armed robber Justin Kestner, 25, kicked an officer in the chest with both feet during a June 12 outburst at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, sending the officer into a door and injuring his arm, documents obtained through the state's open records law show.

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  7. APNewsBreak: Escaped Iowa inmate had 'history of violence'Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    An Iowa inmate repeatedly fought with correctional officers and destroyed property in the weeks before he managed to escape from a maximum-security prison. Prison records obtained by The Associated Press underscore the safety risk posed by convicted armed robber Justin Kestner, who escaped from the Iowa State Penitentiary early Sunday.

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  8. Iowa inmate escaped maximum-security cell through pipingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Cybercast News Service

    A convicted armed robber managed to escape from one of Iowa's most highly secure prison cells by sneaking through the building's piping onto the roof and guiding himself to the ground with a makeshift rope, authorities said Monday. Justin Kestner, 25, escaped early Sunday from a cell in the A-Pod unit at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, which houses some of the state's most difficult inmates.

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  9. Iowa prison removes inmates from unit where offender escapedRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 7 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Iowa State Penitentiary has removed inmates from a lockdown unit where a maximum-security offender was able to escape his cell. Penitentiary spokeswoman Rebecca Bowker said Tuesday that 12 offenders in the unit known as the A-pod have been transferred elsewhere in the prison complex.

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  10. Fatal hit and run investigation continues in Logan, IARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... of Corrections said Monday that Justin Kestner escaped early Sunday from a building on the Iowa State Penitentiary complex in Fort Madison.He was living in a unit for disruptive maximum-security inmates who are typically confined 23 hours per day. ...

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    Tuesday Jul 7 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... of Corrections said Monday that Justin Kestner escaped early Sunday from a building on the Iowa State Penitentiary complex in Fort Madison.He was living in a unit for disruptive maximum-security inmates who are typically confined 23 hours per day. ...

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  12. New call center coming to former Gateway building in North Sioux City, SDRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... of Corrections said Monday that Justin Kestner escaped early Sunday from a building on the Iowa State Penitentiary complex in Fort Madison.He was living in a unit for disruptive maximum-security inmates who are typically confined 23 hours per day. ...

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  13. Live Interview: Senator Grassley previews Ag Committee hearing on impact of bird flu outbreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... of Corrections said Monday that Justin Kestner escaped early Sunday from a building on the Iowa State Penitentiary complex in Fort Madison.He was living in a unit for disruptive maximum-security inmates who are typically confined 23 hours per day. ...

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  14. Iowa company to light up Statue of Liberty tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... of Corrections said Monday that Justin Kestner escaped early Sunday from a building on the Iowa State Penitentiary complex in Fort Madison.He was living in a unit for disruptive maximum-security inmates who are typically confined 23 hours per day. ...

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  15. Code Red notification needs updated informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Hawk Eye

    ... escape. John Gaines/The Hawk Eye Justin James Kestner, 25, who escaped early Sunday morning from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, is back behind bars. He is serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree theft in Woodbury County. The new ...

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  16. Officials: Inmate used piping to escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Hawk Eye

    ... a.m. John Gaines/The Hawk Eye Justin James Kestner, 25, who escaped early Sunday morning from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, is back behind bars. He is serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree theft in Woodbury County. The new ...

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  17. Dakota County, NE jail director resigns amidst harassment allegationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... Remmich was once again an entrant in the parade this year. A 25-year-old inmate who escaped from the Iowa State Penitentiary Sunday morning was recaptured several hours later in Illinois. The Iowa Corrections Department says Justin Kestner was ...

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  18. Police say Justin Kestner escaped an Iowa prison on Sunday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... a very narrow area that used to be a critical care unit. The inmate broke out of the Ford Madison Iowa State Penitentiary early Sunday morning. The escape set off a manhunt across two states, resulting in the prisoner's swift capture within hours. ...

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  19. Governor Says Prison Escapee Was 'Stupid', Doubts Inside JobRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | WHO-TV

    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said Monday he didn't think staff shortages are to blame for a prisoner's escape Sunday from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. He also doesn't believe the inmate had help from prison employees in making his escape, but did say corrections officials are still conducting their investigation.

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  20. Iowa Department of Agriculture officials say bird flu disposal completedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... Remmich was once again an entrant in the parade this year. A 25-year-old inmate who escaped from the Iowa State Penitentiary Sunday morning was recaptured several hours later in Illinois. The Iowa Corrections Department says Justin Kestner was ...

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