ISP to offer old prison tours May 7


FORT MADISON – Warden Patti Wachtendorf is pleased to announce that there will be a public tour of the Historic Iowa State Penitentiary that has been closed since August, 1st 2015.


This public event will take place on Sunday, May 7th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Parking is restricted to the South Lot.

Anyone touring is being asked to bring a nonperishable item to be donated to the local Food Pantry. Each tour will be guided by either a retired or current staff member who will be able to provide details regarding the operation of the 176-year-old facility.

There will not be an elevator available that day so participants should be able to use stairs and do a considerable amount of walking. The last tour will be offered beginning at 4:30 pm, so it is recommended to be early.

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