Iowa Upgrades Correctional System with Two New Facilities


(10/30/2013)
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently cut the ribbon on two newly constructed Iowa prisons, significantly improving and modernizing the state’s correctional system. Both the Iowa State Penitentiary and Iowa Correctional Institution for Women will replace their aging original facilities, improve efficiency and better prepare inmates for release.

Iowa Governor Attempting to Close 10-year-old Prison


(02/13/2013)
The Clinical Care Unit (CCU) at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison is about to be closed after only 10 years of use. The state spent $26 million to construct the 200-bed mental health facility but is now mothballing it in preparation for the opening of a new $117 million maximum-security prison.