Iowa State Penitentiary http://iowapublicradio.org en Violent Crime: One Victim’s Story http://iowapublicradio.org/post/violent-crime-one-victim-s-story <p>Host Ben Kieffer&rsquo;s recent conversations with offenders inside the Iowa State Penitentiary prompted this look at the victim&rsquo;s perspective on violent crime. This hour, Ben talks with Jonna Williams of Waterloo, the victim of a kidnapping and rape in 1994, when she was just 13 years old. Also joining the conversation are Black Hawk County Prosecutor Tom Ferguson and Mary Roche, Director of Victim Programs with the Iowa Department of Corrections.</p><p>Contact Jonna about victim&rsquo;s advocacy through her Facebook page</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:21:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer 4101 at http://iowapublicradio.org Violent Crime: One Victim’s Story Inside the Fort Madison State Penitentiary - Part 2 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/inside-fort-madison-state-penitentiary-part-2 <p>Host Ben Kieffer continues the second hour of the special, two-part program featuring conversations he had on a recent trip to the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison. The current building dates back to 1839 but a new prison is under construction.&nbsp;Ben talks with two inmates serving life sentences to find out about their lives now and how that may change at the new facility. Ben later talks with Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections John Baldwin.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:02:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer 2523 at http://iowapublicradio.org Inside the Fort Madison State Penitentiary - Part 2