Ray Stewart http://iowapublicradio.org en Days Numbered for Iowa Penitentiary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/days-numbered-iowa-penitentiary <p></p><p>One of the oldest records that Iowa still holds will be lost soon. That is when the earliest operating prison west of the Mississippi will he replaced by an all-new Iowa State penitentiary. We explore the history of the Fort Madison prison, with rare audio from WOI-TV, Sky TV and MSNBC.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 24284 at http://iowapublicradio.org Days Numbered for Iowa Penitentiary Mental Health Flashbacks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mental-health-flashbacks <p>It was 150 years ago this week when the “Iowa Lunatic Asylum” opened in Mount Pleasant and the state’s first mental health patient was admitted. Just about everything has changed since then, but a series of old television documentaries reveals a glimpse of the dark days of mental health care in Iowa, including frightening treatments now abandoned. Original WOI-TV documentary was filmed in 1952.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1803 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mental Health Flashbacks