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Former BHS alum Gibbs named next ISP warden

April 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Iowa Board of Corrections voted unanimously today in support of the appointment of Randy Gibbs as the next warden of the Iowa State Penitentiary (ISP). This appointment [Read More…]

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ISP to hold fall historic prison tour

August 29, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Iowa State Penitentiary announced Wednesday morning that another tour date for the Historic Iowa State Penitentiary facility has been set for the fall. Public tours will once again be [Read More…]

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ISP officer taken to hospital after assault

March 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – According to a release from the Iowa Department of Corrections, a correctional officer at Iowa State Penitentiary was assaulted and suffered minor injuries this morning. The correctional officer, along [Read More…]

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Another correctional officer assaulted at ISP

January 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – According to a statement released Thursday night by the Iowa State Penitentiary, the prison is currently on restricted movement following an assault on an officer this afternoon. The statement, [Read More…]

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ISP officer back home after Wednesday attack

October 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – An Iowa State Penitentiary correctional officer injured in an attack early Wednesday morning has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home, according to a release from [Read More…]

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Union, ISP officials react to Wednesday morning attack

October 18, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The president of the union representing staff at the Iowa State Penitentiary is calling on ISP and Iowa Department of Corrections officials to address safety issues after [Read More…]

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Correctional officer hospitalized after morning attack

October 18, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on lockdown/restricted movement Wednesday, October 18, 2017 after an incident involving a staff assault. The staff member was beginning an escort when the offender [Read More…]

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ISP K9s earn honors at regional trial event

September 8, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison, IA. Iowa State Penitentiary’s K9 team took home awards recently at the United States Police Canine Association PD-1 trials. K9 teams from both Iowa and Minnesota participated [Read More…]

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ISP, Kensington partner on dementia training

July 2, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – A local partnership is helping address dementia in offenders at the Iowa State Penitentiary. Dementia gets diagnosed every 68 seconds in America. An estimated 5.4 million Americans have one of [Read More…]

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Offenders building a life behind the wall

June 15, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A group of eight members of the Iowa State Penitentiary’s apprenticeship program earned their journeyman certificates in a graduation ceremony Wednesday morning. The program teaches offenders a [Read More…]

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ISP puts changes in place to combat drug issue

April 17, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON  –Iowa Department of Corrections officials are changing procedures at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison due to an increase in drug and contraband activity at the prison. [Read More…]

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