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  1. Alexander Kozak transferred to Iowa's new maximum security prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | KCRG

    ... at the time of the murder and Farrington worked for the Iowa Children's Museum. The new 800 bed Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison will likely be Kozak's lifetime home. The prison is designed to house Iowa's most dangerous offenders, including ...

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  2. Inmate apprehendedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Hawk Eye

    An inmate from Iowa State Penitentiary walked away from his work assignment Wednesday on the west end of Fort Madison. Robert Dean Juhl II, an offender housed in the John Bennett Minimum Security Unit, was apprehended a short time later.

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  3. Taylor announces re-election bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... master HVAC technician and master refrigeration mechanic. Now retired, Taylor worked at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison for 26 years. Taylor is a member of AFSCME Local 2989, where he has served as a blue-collar steward and treasurer. A ...

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  4. Sunline Strong Performer: HartwellRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | BassFan.com

    ... molds that only we have." He greatly looks forward to the day when he can leave his job at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison (he's worked there for 27 years) and fish full-time. "I just recently took a stress class and they asked for three ...

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  5. ISP inmates graduate with HSEDRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | Hawk Eye

    Iowa State Penitentiary inmates wait Thursday before the start of their HiSet ceremony at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Nine inmates graduated ages ranging from 21 to 44 years old.

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  6. Fort Madison (Ap) - The Iowa Department of Labor is aiming to prepare ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | The Fairfield Ledger

    Executive officer at the Iowa State Penitentiary, Rebecca Bowker, says a new apprenticeship program allows inmates to gain skills that will make it easier to adapt and succeed in a trade when they leave prison. The Daily Democrat reports that inmates can learn cooking, housekeeping or cabinet making through the program.

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  7. More Read the original story

    Mar 7, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Executive officer at the Iowa State Penitentiary, Rebecca Bowker, says the program will allow inmates to gain skills that will make it easier to adapt and succeed in a trade when they leave prison. The Daily Democrat reports that inmates can learn cooking, housekeeping or cabinet making through the program.

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  8. Iowa State Penitentiary offers labor program for inmatesRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2016 | Washington Times

    Executive officer at the Iowa State Penitentiary, Rebecca Bowker, says the program will allow inmates to gain skills that will make it easier to adapt and succeed in a trade when they leave prison. The Daily Democrat reports that inmates can learn cooking, housekeeping or cabinet making through the program.

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  9. How Solitary Confinement Affects People with Mental IllnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2016 | PsychCentral

    ... During the same year, a federal court found that about half of prisoners with mental illness in the Iowa State Penitentiary had been segregated for disciplinary purposes. In 2002, it was found that 30.21% of the segregated prisoners in Corcoran ...

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  10. Former Iowa Insurance Agent Convicted In 1979 Murder Plot Dies In PrisonRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2016 | Insurance News Net

    ... Saturday of natural causes due to malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer. He had been assigned to Iowa State Penitentiary's medical care unit. Kern had been serving a life sentence out of Cedar County for first-degree murder. His sentence began ...

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  11. Man convicted in West Branch murder dies in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | KCJJ-AM Iowa City

    An Iowa City man who had been serving a life sentence for murder has died in prison at age 69 after battling skin cancer. The state Department of Corrections says Robert Lee Kern died Saturday at the Iowa State Penitentiary.

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  12. Swanson To Maximum Security PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | KICD-AM Spencer

    A man guilty of shooting two convenience store clerks, is moved to a maximum security prison after trying to kill an inmate. On December 31st, 21-year old Michael Swanson was transferred to the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, to serve the remainder of his sentence.

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  13. Year End: Inmates relocate to to facility after a year of delaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Iowa State Penitentiary begins the move of 507 maximum security inmates in the early morning of Aug. 1 in Fort Madison. The old facility was built in 1839, and construction began on the new facility in 2010.

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  14. ISU students look at Historic ISP optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Members of the Fort Madison community look Wednesday at 11 different proposals for redevelopment of the former Iowa State Penitentiary during a meeting at Fort Madison High School. Iowa State University landscape architecture students developed proposals that incorporated new purposes for the historic facility and combined it with the Fort Madison historic district, Riverview Park and the Sheaffer Pen area.

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  15. Fort Madison PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    More than 500 inmates are settling into the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison after moving from the old facility just a few months ago. Now, the question is what will become of the historic prison just down the road.

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  16. Prison review finds security lapses in July 4 escape of maximum-security Iowa inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    ... a car after his escape but was captured July 5 near Geneseo, Illinois, following a two-state search. Iowa State Penitentiary warden Nick Ludwick released the review into Kestner's escape, which The Associated Press requested under the open records ...

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  17. Prison review finds security lapses in escape of Iowa inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... a car after his escape but was captured July 5 near Geneseo, Illinois, following a two-state search. Iowa State Penitentiary warden Nick Ludwick released the review into Kestner's escape, which The Associated Press requested under the open records ...

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