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  1. Donald O'Brien, US judge known for inmate cases, dies at 91Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... 1978. One of O'Brien's most significant rulings came in 1997, when he declared the conditions at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison to be shameful. In response, the state took steps to improve treatment for mentally ill inmates.

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  2. Donald O'Brien, US Judge Known For Inmate Cases, Dies At 91Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    ... 1978. One of O'Brien's most significant rulings came in 1997, when he declared the conditions at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison to be shameful. In response, the state took steps to improve treatment for mentally ill inmates.

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  3. Resident receives Distinguished Toastmaster AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... She helps with "CONscious Communicators," a Toastmasters club for maximum security inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. The Toastmasters club in Fairfield is one of the most decorated clubs in the state, in part because of ...

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  4. Visitation resumes at Iowa State PenitentiaryRead the original story

    Friday Aug 7 | Hawk Eye

    The Iowa State Penitentiary returns to regular visiting hours today at the new institution as well as the John Bennett facility, said Rebecca Bowker, an executive officer assigned to the state penitentiary in Fort Madison. The new prison is located at 2111 330th Avenue in Fort Madison, she said.

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  5. Public tours of old prison plannedRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Hawk Eye

    Community members soon will have the opportunity to tour the former Iowa State Penitentiary complex. Iowa State Penitentiary Warden Nick Ludwick said the former prison is being cleaned, and equipment is being moved out of the facility.

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  6. ISP inmates get first tour of new homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Hawk Eye

    ... for your patience! FORT MADISON - Since the weekend, the 507 inmates who were transferred to the new Iowa State Penitentiary have had little to pass the time except stare out their new housing unit windows and wait for food to arrive. On Tuesday, ...

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  7. Historic ISP group is moving forwardRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Hawk Eye

    ... on our site then normal. Thank you for your patience! FORT MADISON - With inmates out of the old Iowa State Penitentiary, the Historic Iowa State Penitentiary committee has started to work on what to do with the former prison. On Saturday, the state ...

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  8. Remembering old Fort Madison PenitentiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    ... memories of the old prison, they are also happy to see this move happen - a move that those at the Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP) have been preparing for months. "I do not believe that this has happened in the state of Iowa to move 507 offenders to ...

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  9. Iowa State Penitentiary Moves to New LocationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | WHO-TV

    ... By 12:45 p.m., all of the offenders had been moved. Five various Iowa prisons assisted the Iowa State Penitentiary, as well as a number of personnel from area authorities. At least 215 people were involved in the move, according to an Iowa State ...

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  10. New address for Iowa State Penitentiary offendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    The Offenders at Iowa State Penitentiary now have a new address. There was a highly successful statewide effort to move 507 offenders from the previous location at #3 John Bennett Lane 2 miles northwest to 2011 330th Avenue.

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  11. ISP prisoners moved to new homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | Hawk Eye

    In the early morning, authorities began moving about 450 maximum-security inmates from the ancient walled Iowa State Penitentiary into a new, state-of-the-art prison surrounded by chain-link fencing and razor wire. Officials with the Iowa Department of Corrections began gathering in Fort Madison Friday in preparation for the move, which is more than a year overdue.

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  12. Maximum security Iowa State inmates moved todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    Maximum security offenders at the Iowa State Penitentiary will be moving today from the existing institution to the new facility.

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  13. New Orleans Stops, Abruptly Resumes $145-Million Prison ProjectRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2015 | ENR-Engineering News-Record

    ... The Gazette, reported that a key lawmaker in that state was concerned the costs for the new Iowa State Penitentiary were surpassing early estimates. And Wayne County, Mich., is in court with its construction team - and several former or present ...

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  14. Iowa State Penitentiary still on lockdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    A lockdown is still in place at the Iowa State Penitentiary, more than three weeks after a dangerous felon escaped the maximum security lockup in Fort Madison and made it to Illinois.

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  15. Lockdown Enters Third Week at Ft. Madison ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    INMATES AT IOWA'S MAXIMUM-SECURITY PRISON ARE STILL FACING TIGHT SECURITY MEASURES THAT WERE IMPOSED AFTER A DANGEROUS FELON MANAGED TO ESCAPE THREE WEEKS AGO. INMATES AT THE IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY REMAIN ON RESTRICTED MOVEMENT STATUS, WHICH MEANS THEY ARE CONFINED TO THEIR CELLS FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TIME.

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  16. Inmate lockdown continuesRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    ... from a top security cell, inmates at an Iowa prison still are under a lockdown. Inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison remain on restricted movement status, meaning they are confined to their cells for the vast majority of the time, ...

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  17. Weeks after escape, inmates at Iowa prison still on lockdownRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2015 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Inmates at Iowa's maximum-security prison are still facing tight security measures that were imposed after a dangerous felon managed to escape three weeks ago. Inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary remain on restricted movement status, which means they are confined to their cells for the vast majority of the time.

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  18. NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    ... AP, Pool) FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 photo, warden Nick Ludwick walks past a row of cells at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa. Inmates are still facing tight security measures that were imposed on July 5, 2015 after Justin ...

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

    Jul 13, 2015 | 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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  20. Florissant man found under bed after robbing, shooting womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | 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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