Fort Madison State Penitentiary 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 Summer Series: Prison Communities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-series-prison-communities <p>The Iowa Department of Corrections operates nine institutions throughout the state, and together, they employ more than 3,000 people to supervise more than 8,000 adult inmates. On today&#39;s &quot;River to River&quot; we continue our summer series on Iowa towns with a look at how prisons, or correctional facilities, shape the communities where they are located.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:59:01 +0000 Ben Kieffer 5131 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Series: Prison Communities Inside the Fort Madison State Penitentiary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/inside-fort-madison-state-penitentiary <p>Have you ever wondered what life is like behind bars? On River to River today, we aired the first of a special two-part program from <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.444467025564714.108771.158021610875925&amp;type=1" target="_blank">inside </a>the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison, the oldest prison west of the Mississippi still in use. During this hour, we hear from Warden Nick Ludwick, a counselor who was taken hostage during a prison riot in the 1980’s and from offenders serving life sentences.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 18:21:32 +0000 Ben Kieffer 2465 at http://iowapublicradio.org Inside the Fort Madison State Penitentiary