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26, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA Official: Contractor wants $20 million for empty Iowa prison
A corrections official has informed a legislative panel that the general contractor responsible for the new state prison in Fort Madison seeks an additional $20 million in state payments for its work.
26, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA Iowa lawmakers impatient for answers to prison delay, rising cost
DES MOINES, Iowa — Department of Administrative Services Director Janet Phipps was unable to provide many answers to lawmakers’ questions about the long-delayed opening of the state’s Fort Madison maximum security prison Thursday.
26, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA More Questions than Answers After Fort Madison Prison Hearing
DES MOINES, Iowa – More than a year after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, the facility remains unopened and construction costs continue to rise. Back in 2008 under Governor Chet Culver, $117 million was approved for the facility with a completion date in 2013. During a tour […]
26, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA Lawmakers impatient for answers to prison delay, rising cost
DES MOINES — Iowa Department of Administrative Services Director Janet Phipps was unable to provide many answers to lawmakers’ questions about the long-delayed opening of the state’s Fort Madison maximum-security prison Thursday.
25, Feb 2015 - Madison, IA Troubled Fort Madison prison now has worries about frozen pipes
Janet Phipps Burkhead, director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, acknowledged she was unaware of the problem with the frigid pipes.                
25, Feb 2015 - Madison, IA No opening date for problem plagued new Ft. Madison prison
State lawmakers in Iowa are still asking questions about the problem-plagued new prison in Fort Madison, which was supposed to open more than a year ago. The original price tag for the 132 million dollar facility continues to climb, with no date set yet for transferring inmates. This week, lawmakers grilled Janet Phipps, the head […]
25, Feb 2015 - Madison, IA No opening date for problem-plagued new Ft. Madison prison
State lawmakers in Iowa are still asking questions about the problem-plagued new prison in Fort Madison, which was supposed to open more than a year ago.
24, Feb 2015 - Story, IA Senator says he predicted million-dollar repairs at prison
Even after spending $165 million and counting, the new state-of-the-art Iowa Penitentiary in Fort Madison is still not ready to open.
24, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA Officials: Repairs at Fort Madison prison to cost $7 million
State officials say repairs at the vacant Iowa State Penitentiary are expected to cost an additional $7 million.
24, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA Senators quiz Iowa director about new prison delays
The leader of the state agency overseeing a problem-plagued state prison construction project faced tough questions Monday about escalating costs and ongoing delays at the vacant Fort Madison penitentiary
23, Feb 2015 - Madison, IA Cost for empty Iowa prison now at $166M
IOWA CITY — Iowa Department of Corrections officials say they weren’t trying to mislead the public when they refused to acknowledge for months that the price tag for the state’s faulty new prison had risen to $166 million. After deflecting questions since October, the department confirmed Wednesday that an often-cited $132 million cost for the empty Iowa State Penitentiary was not accurate.
23, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA Iowa senators quiz department director about prison delays
DES MOINES — The leader of the state agency overseeing a problem-plagued state prison construction project faced tough questions Monday about escalating costs and ongoing delays at the vacant Fort Madison penitentiary that could hurt her chances of winning Senate confirmation, senators said.
23, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA Lawmakers grill state official on Iowa prison delays
DES MOINES | The leader of the state agency overseeing a problem-plagued state prison construction project faced tough questions Monday about escalating costs and ongoing delays at the vacant Fort Madison penitentiary that could hurt her chances of winning Senate confirmation, senators said.
22, Feb 2015 - Des Moines, IA Official: No clear opening date for Fort Madison prison
The head of Iowa's corrections department says he still doesn't know when the long-delayed Iowa State Penitentiary will open.
11, Nov 2014 - Madison, IA NEW INFORMATION: Judge sentences woman to 25 years in kidnapping
A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado woman who kidnapped her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa to 25 years in prison.
09, Oct 2014 - Madison, IA Problems At Fort Madison Prison
The Iowa Department of Corrections is disclosing more design problems at the state's new but empty $132 million maximum-security prison.
09, Oct 2014 - Madison, IA New Fort Madison Prison Closer to Opening
FORT MADISON, Iowa — After months of delays, the Iowa Department of Corrections thinks it has solved all of the problems at the new state prison in Fort Madison. The $132 million prison was supposed to open in March. That was delayed because of problems with the geothermal heating system at the facility. It was delayed again because of problems with the smoke control system. The Department of ...
09, Oct 2014 - Madison, IA Iowa's new prison also had flaws in smoke system
The Iowa Department of Corrections is disclosing more construction problems at the new $132 million maximum-security prison, which has been delayed for months.
04, Apr 2014 - New Iowa prison nearly ready for prisoners
FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa's new maximum-security prison in Fort Madison is nearly ready to house prisoners.
04, Apr 2014 - Des Moines, IA New Iowa prison nearly ready for prisoners - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's new maximum-security prison in Fort Madison is nearly ready to house prisoners. The Burlington Hawk Eye reports ( http://bit.ly/1gQR6zi ) prison officials expect to move into the new facility sometime in the next few weeks once the State Fire Marshal approves.
03, Apr 2014 - Madison County bans firearms from courthouse
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Officials in Madison County have banned firearms from the courthouse following a gun scare in the building. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the ban. Madison County was the last of 16 counties in its judicial district to enact ...
02, Apr 2014 - UConn makes itself at home in NCAA win at Garden
NEW YORK -- Playing with the swagger of a home team on a neutral court, the Connecticut Huskies turned back the Iowa State Cyclones 81-76 on Friday night in the semifinals of the NCAA East Regional at Madison Square Garden, their "home-away-from-home." UConn (29-8), the seventh seed, faces the winner of Virginia-Michigan State on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four. With a large legion of fans ...
01, Apr 2014 - Fort Madison, IA Fort Madison shooting suspects pleaded guilty in court Friday
Two Burlington, Iowa natives are in court Friday in connection with a shooting in Fort Madison.
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