28, Jan 2015 - Johnson, IA State officials tour new Iowa State Penitentiary in limbo
FORT MADISON — State lawmakers touring the new Iowa State Penitentiary marveled at the open layout, security elements, and modern design, which stand in stark contrast to the state’s 176-year-old prison nearby. There’s one problem; inmates and staff still haven’t moved into the new facility due to issues with the design and construction and the prison is now more than one year past the original ...
28, Jan 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.
27, Jan 2015 - Cedar, IA Man convicted of killing Cedar Rapids Police Officer dies in prison
FORT MADISON — A man convicted of killing a Cedar Rapids police office in 1984 died in prison on Sunday. Iowa Correctional officials announced the death of Leonard Eugene Berg, 76, on Monday. Authorities said Berg, who was assigned to the Iowa State Penitentiary, was discovered unresponsive with no heartbeat or breathing during a routine bed check. Medical staff were dispatched and Berg was ...
26, Jan 2015 - Taylor, IA Legislators charged with oversight to tour prison
DES MOINES | The chairman of the Iowa House’s oversight committee and a contingent of state lawmakers plan to tour the state prison in Fort Madison this week, despite calls for caution from the governor.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.